You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Harper Collins, 2011 M04 26 - 224 páginas
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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What I have learned from my 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 will find no courses in which these are taught; and yet
No one fostered and cultivated the child's innate sense of the adventure of life.
One of the things I ... If you do not know the answer, and you often will not, then
take the child with you to a source to find the answer. This may be a dictionary or
I think a child is particularly fortunate if he grows up in a family where his
imagination can be fed, where there are a variety ... This kind of education
provides a constant sharpening of the child's awareness of his world, a constant
challenge to ...
Along with the stimulus of good talk, of the education that comes almost
unconsciously from casual discussion of books read, from a gradual knowledge
of music heard as part of daily life, there is also the great value of surrounding a
child with ...
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At the end of You Learn by Living, Eleanor Roosevelt writes that she feels that her book advice for personal growth and fulfillment boils down to a handful of principles. It is always helpful to successfully complete smaller steps that carry you gradually towards a larger goal. There are more clearly defined objectives, it will be defined between steps achieved and made visible. that motivates incredible.