You Learn by Living - Ch. 5, Readjustment is Endless Summary & Analysis

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Readjustment, or change, is inevitable. Women have an advantage over men because they are taught from their youth to readjust constantly in order to satisfy others, particularly the men in their lives, while men are taught to dominate. Readjustment occurs constantly. The most obvious readjustment is the physical and emotional changes that are involved with growing and aging. Adolescents get the most attention in this category, but the enhancement of the adolescent is much easier than the deterioration of old age. The best years of a woman's life varies by the individual. As an example of this, Eleanor Roosevelt describes an uncomfortable dinner party that she attended while her husband was President. Each period of life is good only to the extent that a person makes use of it. People must acquire the ability to cope with disaster, such...

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