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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... it means learning from other people. There is no human being from whom we
cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep. As a young
woman, I was very conscious that I did not have a formal education of the kind
formal education of the kind many children in the United States have. I did not
realize that my mother had given me one thing that was going to be useful all the
rest of my life. She had made me learn French before I learned English by the ...
He embellished his theme and pointed out in elaborate detail the virtues of this
kind of cooking. Afterward he was rather surprised at the feeble applause that
greeted his speech. I told him I thought we had come out about even. This part of
He had often told me that someday we would travel to distant parts of the world
together, so I made up stories of traveling with him, nourishing them with details
from all that I had read. This power of imagination is a kind of defense in
The kinds of things with which you surround a child will sink into his
consciousness. Years ago, when I made Val-Kill furniture, copies of American
antiques, I gave some pieces to my children for their own rooms at home so that,
when they ...
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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.