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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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 elasticity of her body.
Today, many old people who were young in those days and went to her for ...
things that I still like to read, and, about those she loved, she wrote with
astonishing insight. During the First World War she wrote a poem about Mrs.
Cowles, called “Soldier of Pain,”* which epitomized my aunt. Not in the trenches,
torn by shot ...
None of us can afford to stop learning or to check our curiosity about new things,
or to lose our humility in the face of new situations. If we can keep that flexibility of
mind, that hospitality toward new ideas, we will be able to welcome the new ...
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