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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One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. They will gravitate as automatically as the needle to the north. Somehow, it is unnecessary, in any cold-blooded sense, ...
And this, too, comes back primarily to interest. You must be interested in anything that comes your way. Right here, some of you will shrug and say, “It's different for you. You've had an interesting life. But in my town—or my family—or ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing
I read the 1960 copy from my library and am glad to say that is has been reissued for a new generation. This is a remarkable book and I wish I could have been Ms Roosevelt's friend; she was so wise ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - tandah - LibraryThing
Lots of plain speaking, good advice that's been written by someone who's got the actual experience to provide counsel. What most struck me about this book is whilst it was published in 1960, the circumstances she writes about are still very relevant. Leer comentario completo