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.
One of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the age of seventy-six, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life—a powerful volume of enduring commonsense ideas and heartfelt values. Offering her own philosophy on living, she takes readers on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civic stewardship, and more. Her keys to a fulfilling life?
Learning to Learn • Fear—the Great Enemy • The Uses of Time • The Difficult Art of Maturity • Readjustment is Endless • Learning to Be Useful• The Right to Be an Individual • How to Get the Best Out of People •Facing Responsibility • How Everyone Can Take Part in Politics • Learning to Be a Public Servant
A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening or Robert Pirsig’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 is a window into Eleanor Roosevelt herself and a trove of timeless wisdom that resonates in any era.
Resultados 1-5 de 6
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 government.” He gave her a full answer and I became aware of a real gap in my ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
Calificaciones de los usuarios
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - bookworm12 - LibraryThing
A nonfiction piece by the former First Lady. I love the point she makes about learning through every thing you do, but much of what she says feels dated and elitist. She talks about how to train your ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - lycomayflower - LibraryThing
I didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to, as I do somewhat consider myself an Eleanor Roosevelt fan. The book occupies some sort of space between a collection of personal essays and a self-help ... Leer comentario completo