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 counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your
own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading
. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your ...
... interests she knew nothing about, to begin going through the alphabet. A is for
ants. “Mr. Jones, are you interested in the life of the ant?” He might not be
interested in the ant but at least he was startled and amused. At the time the idea
If we can keep that flexibility of mind, that hospitality toward new ideas, we will be
able to welcome the new flow of thought from wherever it comes, not resisting it;
weighing and evaluating and exploring the strange new concepts that confront ...
Of course, unless it is checked, imagination can remain only a means of escape;
but if it is nourished and directed, it can become a flame that lights the way to new
things, new ideas, new experience. I think a child is particularly fortunate if he ...
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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.