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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We all know the frustrating experience of trying to talk out a problem and
discovering that our chosen confidant is giving us only divided attention, or
frankly thinking of something else, or waiting to get in a word about some
problem of his or her ...
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,
Each new bit of knowledge, each new experience is an extra tool in meeting new
problems and working them out. It takes everything we can acquire to help us
understand the new situations, the new problems that are arising on all sides.
I had had some experiences with which to feed my dreams. I had been abroad. I
had lived in the country as well as the city. I had met a number of people, my
parents' friends. But chiefly I had my father's letters—he was rarely in the same
express his opinions, a constant intensification of zest for experience. Along with
the stimulus of good talk, of the education that comes almost unconsciously from
casual discussion of books read, from a gradual knowledge of music heard as ...