You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Harper Collins, 26.04.2011. - 224 страница
From one of the world’s most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life.
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each new thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world’s best loved and most admired public figures, offers a wise and intimate guide on how to overcome fears, embrace challenges as opportunities, and cultivate civic pride: You Learn by Living. A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening or Robert Persig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as well as political memoirs such as John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, the First Lady’s illuminating manual of personal exploration resonates with the timeless power to change lives.
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... own experience is that the most important ingredients in a child's education are curiosity, interest, imagination, and a sense of the adventure of life.
“You are giving me back what I gave you,” she said, “and it does not interest me. You have not sifted it through your own intelligence.
The interest is there, lurking somewhere in another person. ... to a person whose interests she knew nothing about, to begin going through the alphabet.
For curiosity, interest, and a longing to know more and more types of experience are the qualities that stimulate a desire to know about life and to ...
... self-pitying invalid; dependent for everything on the people around her, with her interests enclosed within the narrow circle of herself.