You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Harper Collins, 2011 M04 26 - 224 pages
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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“How,” they ask me, “can I educate myself so that I will fit in with my husband's
family and friends? What ought I to learn?” I answer them as best I can,
inadequately, I am afraid, because it is difficult to give anyone a list of books
My husband and I were landing at Boston with President and Mrs. Wilson, after
the conference from which the President was bringing the first draft of the League
of Nations treaty. Governor and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge met the President and his ...
My husband and I were to go as substitutes. I saw my husband was having a
perfectly delightful time at the other end of the table with Mrs. Coolidge, who was
talkative and gracious. I struggled with a partner who never did anything but grunt
My usual answer is that it is because of my uncle, Theodore Roosevelt, and my
husband. But, actually, I think a little incident that occurred when my husband and
I were on our first trip to Europe after our wedding stimulated my curiosity about ...
I was floored. No one had taught me how my own government worked. I was
saved because at that moment my husband came in. I said, “Darling, Lady Helen
would like to know the relationship between the states and the federal
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If only we had people who cared like this lady did she was beautiful human. Read full review
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.