Item description for Live And Learn And Pass It On People Ages 5 To 95 Share What They've Discovered About Life, Love, And Other Good Stuff by H. Jackson Brown Jr....
"On the morning of my fifty-first birthday," writes author H. Jackson Brown, "I thought it would be interesting and maybe even enlightening to jot down a few things more than half a century of living had taught me." Soon he had accumulated quite a list. When a friend said he would contribute a few ideas of his own, Jackson decided to invite other friends and acquaintances -- from kindergarten kids and teenagers to senior citizens -- to join the effort.
Live And Learn And Pass It On contains the best of their answers, the combined wisdom of thousands of years of living. Here is what we have been taught by our parents, spouses, children, pastors, teachers, friends and enemies. They are lessons learned from loving and winning and loving and losing, the school of hard knocks, and the old method of trial and error. "Editing their entries convinced me that wisdom knows no age." Jackson says. "Regardless of how much we know, it is never enough. School is always in session, and life challenges us to excel at being both insatiable student and inspired teacher."
I've learned that a strong code of ethics is as reliable as a compass. -- Age 43
I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. -- Age 7
I've learned that if I eat donuts today I wear them tomorrow. -- Age 39
I've learned that goldfish don't like Jello. -- Age 5
I've learned that I don't feel my age as long as I focus on my dreams instead of my regrets. -- Age 83
I've learned that deciding who you will marry is the most important decision you'll ever make. -- Age 95
I've learned that it's easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble. -- Age 14
I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decisions. -- Age 66
I've learned that it always makes me feel good to see my parents holding hands. -- Age 13
I've learned that life is like a blind date. Sometimes you just have to have a little faith! -- Age 23
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.04" Width: 4.53" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Sep 29, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1558538380 ISBN13 9781558538382 UPC 031869008388
Reviews - What do customers think about Live And Learn And Pass It On People Ages 5 To 95 Share What They've Discovered About Life, Love, And Other Good Stuff?
Overrated lesson plan Oct 26, 2007
I bought this due to a description of using this for a lesson plan. The little one-liners were not particulary inspiring for me, so probably would be unlikely to do anything for my students.
My lesson learned, money spent.
Mostly sound and interesting advice Jan 17, 2005
There is the element of the cutesy- wootsy stuff that tries to entertain and falls flat, but by and large this collection centering on what people have learned in their lives(Ages five to ninety - five) contains a lot of solid wisdom .It also contains a vast number of sayings which give us pause, make us think, demand that we qualify and contradict. A small work based on a good idea. (I will give a few of the sayings that may sound awkward as I am translating them back into English from the Hebrew edition of the book.)
" I learned that there is no subject you cannot teach yourself through reading"
"I learned that you can learn a lot about a man from the degree of happiness his wife has, and the degree of respect his children have for him.
I learned that to love and to be loved is the greatest delight in life.
I learned that generous people rarely suffer from emotional problems.
I learned that if you made an appointment for a doctor at eight in the morning you will still have to wait an hour.
I learned that what my grandmother said is correct: As one gets older time seems to go by much more fast.
A bit repetitive Jun 12, 2004
A division by topic would make reading this book more fun and more useful. I also got tired of each line starting: "I'm learned that..." It would be more entertaining if the sentences were a little less structured. Some of the quotes seemed forced into this form.
WE NEED MORE LIKE HIM Jun 23, 2000
H. Jackson Brown's work is a masterpiece!
To read his books simply makes you think and puts a smile on your face.
Thank you Mr. Brown.
live & learn & pass it on Jun 21, 2000
this is a really awesome book! it has the cutest sayings about life and the ideal book to read when you're having a bad day or just need a lift. most of the sayings are true and from people of all ages, which is why it caught my attention. i had originally got this book browsing in a library on my college's campus and checked it out, not knowing what to expect. it has sayings in it like "if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got" by a 51 year old; and that "even though its hard to admit, i'm secretly glad when my parents are strict with me" by a 15 year old, and that "a mule dressed in a tuxedo is still a mule" by a 70 year old and that "being a success at the office is not worth it if it means being a failure at home" by a 51 year old. after reading these passages, i'm positive that the average reader can look through the passages and find a lot that can and does relate to his or her life.