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.
I always feel perfectly inadequate to answer this because I never planned a
career and never prepared for it. To this day I do not feel I have had a career.
What I have done is to live every experience to the utmost. As I look back, I think
... every fact learned to the tangible world around him. The purpose of his
education is to explain to him the things he can feel and see and touch and
experience in his daily life. Carried to an extreme, the progressive method has
... I receive rather pathetic letters from young women who have married men who
either have come from a different background or have climbed fast in their
professional careers and belong to cultural worlds in which the young wives feel
So many older people, particularly in dealing with the young, feel that they know
all the answers. They don't discuss things with you. They tell you. But my aunt
kept, until her death, the elasticity of her mind, though she had so long lost the ...
... think and feel. It helps to keep you curious, anxious to understand what is
going on around you. Of course, unless it is checked, imagination can remain
only a means of escape; but if it is nourished and directed, it can become a flame
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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.