You Learn by Living - Study Guide Ch. 1, Learning to Live Summary & Analysis

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Eleanor Roosevelt repeatedly receives the same interesting question in her mail; people want to know how she planned and prepared for her career. She finds this question interesting because she does not feel she has had a career. Perhaps the most influential factor in her life has been an avid desire to experience all she could as deeply as she could. Eleanor Roosevelt shares the anecdote of journeying to Italy at the age of five with her mother and father. The most important ingredients in a child's education are curiosity, interest, imagination and a sense of the adventure of life. Learning is more than formal education. Eleanor Roosevelt recalls training her memory as a young child by memorizing the New Testament in French, an allusion to the Christian Bible. This assists her when she attends a French school in...

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