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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There is no experience from which you can't learn something. When you stop
learning you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense. And the purpose of life
, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and ...
What I have done is to live every experience to the utmost. As I look back, I think
probably the factor which influenced me most in my early years was an avid
desire, even before I was aware of what I was doing, to experience all I could as ...
... every fact learned to the tangible world around him. The purpose of his
education is to explain to him the things he can feel and see and touch and
experience in his daily life. Carried to an extreme, the progressive method has
And, best of all, I discovered vast fields of knowledge and experience that I had
hardly guessed existed. This, I think, is one of the most effective and rewarding
forms of education. The interest is there, lurking somewhere in another person.
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 understand it.
They provide the zest that makes it possible to meet any situation as an
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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.