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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I can still remember that ride. Baby that I was, I had the sense to feel it as an
experience. Everything I did with my father remains in my memory today, a vivid
moment not to be forgotten. I remember standing on the edge of Vesuvius with ...
She would turn to the map of the area of the world we were learning about and
tell us to remember our geography because it affected history. Then she would
give us a list of books to read and take up the particular point we were studying, ...
I struggled with a partner who never did anything but grunt. I tried every letter of
the alphabet but I did not succeed even in startling Governor Coolidge, let alone
amusing him, no matter how outrageous a subject I suggested. As I remember it,
But in my town—or my family—or my limited circumstances—” Then I remember
my aunt limited to a chair in which she could not move, to the physical barrier of
four unchanging walls, to the deafness that could so easily have shut her off from
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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.