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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The vast majority of them contain questions that run the gamut from the personal problems that beset us all to the world problems that, now and henceforth, also beset us all. What these letters add up to is this: What have you learned ...
Into that box on the table were shouted their confidences, their problems, their doubts and anxieties. And always they met with a response. She did not burden them or herself with her own bitter handicaps. She turned all her attention ...
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, ...
Each new bit of knowledge, each new experience is an extra tool in meeting new problems and working them out. It takes everything we can acquire to help us understand the new situations, the new problems that are arising on all sides.
But there should be general discussion of ideas as well, of the fantastic things that are happening all over the world, of new discoveries in science and archaeology, of local or distant problems and their possible solution, ...
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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
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