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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It became a challenge for me to think about all the different sides of a situation
and try to find new points that Mlle. Souvestre had not covered, points that had
not even been covered in our books. It was rather exciting to have these
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
None of us can afford to stop learning or to check our curiosity about new things,
or to lose our humility in the face of new situations. If we can keep that flexibility of
mind, that hospitality toward new ideas, we will be able to welcome the new ...
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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.