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.
It is not so important, according to this school, to provide the child with a
background of general culture. The essential thing is to relate every fact learned
to the tangible world around him. The purpose of his education is to explain to
him the ...
In the first place, we have to face the fact that no one can acquire all there is to
learn about any subject. What is essential is to train the mind so that it is capable
of finding facts as it needs them, train it to learn how to learn. If, later on, a child ...
... have said, what she would have advised, and are aware of an ever-recurring
sense of loss that she can no longer tell them. What made my aunt the rare and
useful person she was can be explained only, I think, by the fact that she never
It is here, I think, that the most important phase of education appears, in the
capacity to learn from each thing you see, from each fact you acquire, from each
experience you have, from each person you meet. And nothing you learn,
I have often thought, as I walked up the Champs-Elysées toward the Place de la
Concorde and watched the children playing, that the thing we call French culture
may be due to the fact that French children can play, surrounded by the things of
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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.