You Learn by Living - Ch. 3, The Uses of Time Summary & Analysis

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Since Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife, Laura, have no children, their nieces and nephews often visit them. When the children arrive late saying they had no time, Laura chides them because they have all the time there is; it is their responsibility to make the best use of their time. Eleanor Roosevelt has several hints toward using time wisely. First, one must retain an inner calm. She exemplifies this by describing James, her son, becoming sick and being required to lie still for one hour each day. She requires that this time be spent listening to reading in the midst of the family; eventually, James learns to block out the noise and concentrate only on the reading. Secondly, Eleanor Roosevelt suggests that one learn to concentrate. It is necessary to give all one's attention to the...

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