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.
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I want to express my very warm gratitude and thanks to Miss Elinore Denniston, whose work with me made this book possible, and also to Miss Nannine Joseph for her wise counsel in any work that I undertake. E. R. Contents Acknowledgments ...
... interest, and a longing to know more and more types of experience are the qualities that stimulate a desire to know about life and to understand it. They provide the zest that makes it possible to meet any situation as an adventure.
I made up my mind to find out as soon as possible how my own government functioned so I would not be embarrassed in this way again. Franklin knew my problem quite well and his eyes twinkled as he gave the answer. He had saved me, ...
This power of imagination is a kind of defense in childhood. You get away from the realities. It makes you important to yourself. If used correctly, it makes it more possible for you later on to imagine what other people are like and ...
It is quite possible that he may be confused without your ever guessing it. Not long ago, I was going through the nursery at the big house at Hyde Park with my grandson Curtis. On the wall there was a published print of Theodore ...
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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
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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