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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The essential thing is to learn. Learning and living. But they are really the same
thing, aren't they? There is no experience from which you can't learn something.
When you stop learning you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense.
More recently, the influence of Dewey has been powerful in effecting a change in
orientation. 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 ...
What is essential is to train the mind so that it is capable of finding facts as it
needs them, train it to learn how to learn. If, later on, a child must acquire a
foreign language he should have a background of training to enable him to sit
down and ...
That gave me a taste for languages and though, like many other children, I was
bored by Latin, which was considered essential at the time, and I cannot say that
Caesar's Gallic Wars were ever very interesting, I soon came to discover that in ...
If this sounds heavy and oppressive, then the essential point has been missed.
Learning can be a game. Imagination, for instance, is always a game. I think it
would be interesting to analyze a little bit what imagination is. Actually, it is 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.