Monday, January 11, 2016

You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys For a More Fulfilling Life by Eleanor Roosevelt

"To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for." --Eleanor Roosevelt
Ah, this is just a snippet of the wisdom that fills this book. The advice and wisdom is surprisingly modern and applicable to life today. Recommended if you're in the mood for thinking about life and what it means to be a mature adult living a responsible life.

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