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
It is not so important, according to this school, to provide the child with a
background of general culture. The essential thing is to relate every fact learned
to the tangible world around him. The purpose of his education is to explain to
him the ...
Carried to an extreme, the progressive method has not attempted to direct the
child in any direction in which he does not want to go. Unless he enjoys it or sees
a value in it, he is not forced to accept the discipline. Both methods have their ...
formal education of the kind many children in the United States have. I did not
realize that my mother had given me one thing that was going to be useful all the
rest of my life. She had made me learn French before I learned English by the ...
All children. When they stop using it, the reason, too often, is that no one
bothered to answer them, no one tried to keep alive ... If you do not know the
answer, and you often will not, then take the child with you to a source to find the
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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.