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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They are also the qualities that enable us to continue to grow as human beings to the last day of our life, and to continue to learn. By learning, of course, I mean a great deal more than so-called formal education.
Life is interesting only as long as it is a process of growth; or, to put it another way, we can grow only as long as we are interested. For some years now there has been considerable conflict in educational ...
Other people, against tremendous handicaps, continue to grow. I am thinking especially of one of my aunts, Mrs. Cowles. She became so helplessly crippled by arthritis that she could not move. Every day she was dressed and.
Without those qualities she could never have managed to continue to grow and to increase in depth of understanding. Nor could she have been, as she was, in spite of crippling handicaps, a happy woman. Her younger sister, Mrs. Douglas ...
I think a child is particularly fortunate if he grows up in a family where his imagination can be fed, where there are a variety of intellectual ... I think it is a tremendous loss to a child to grow up in a family without conversation.
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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