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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And the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to
reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. You can do
that only if you have curiosity, an unquenchable spirit of adventure. The
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 ...
That was an imaginative method of education and most valuable. We obtain our
education at home, at school, and, most important, from life itself. The learning
process must go on as long as we live. Nothing alive can stand still, it goes
Nor could she have been, as she was, in spite of crippling handicaps, a happy
woman. Her younger sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson, was a poet. Perhaps she
has no claim to live among the immortals but she wrote some things that I still like
They naturally live in a dream world. I was not a happy child so I learned, earlier
than most, how important the happy moments are. Like most unhappy children, I
lived a dream life in which everything was ordered to my liking and in which, ...
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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.