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
“You are giving me back what I gave you,” she said, “and it does not interest me.
You have not sifted it through your own intelligence. Why was your mind given
you but to think things out for yourself?” It became a challenge for me to think
The interest is there, lurking somewhere in another person. You have only to
seek for it. It will make every encounter a challenge and it will keep alive one of
the most valuable qualities a person has—curiosity. Ruth Bryan Rohde once told
When they stop using it, the reason, too often, is that no one bothered to answer
them, no one tried to keep alive one of the most important attributes a person can
have: interest in the world around him. No one fostered and cultivated the child's
She might have become an ingrown, self-pitying invalid; dependent for
everything on the people around her, with her interests enclosed within the
narrow circle of herself. But she didn't. There was not a young member of the
family who would ...
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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.