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The Road to Character

by David Brooks
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David Brooks has regularly enriched our everyday lives in fascinating and original ways with the wisdom, humor, enthusiasm, and insightful observations that attracted millions of followers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers. Today, he's focused on the finer principles of The Road to Character that will guide our lives. In response to what he terms the Big Me culture, which stresses outward achievement, Brooks urges us to rebalance the scale between our resume virtues attaining riches, fame and reputation and our eulogy virtues, those at the…
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David Brooks has regularly enriched our everyday lives in fascinating and original ways with the wisdom, humor, enthusiasm, and insightful observations that attracted millions of followers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers. Today, he’s focused on the finer principles of The Road to Character that will guide our lives. In response to what he terms the Big Me culture, which stresses outward achievement, Brooks urges us to rebalance the scale between our resume virtues attaining riches, fame and reputation and our eulogy virtues, those at the center of our being: compassion, bravery, integrity and faithfulness, reflecting on what sort of relationships we have developed. Talking at some of the best thinkers and influential people in the world, Brooks examines that they have built up a deep inner identity through personal struggle and a sense of their own limits. The Road to Character provides us with an opportunity to reconsider our goals and aspire to create rich inner lives characterized by modesty and moral depth.


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David Brooks has regularly enriched our everyday lives in fascinating and original ways with the wisdom, humor, enthusiasm, and insightful observations that attracted millions of followers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers. Today, he’s focused on the finer principles of The Road to Character that will guide our lives. In response to what he terms the Big Me culture, which stresses outward achievement, Brooks urges us to rebalance the scale between our resume virtues attaining riches, fame and reputation and our eulogy virtues, those at the center of our being: compassion, bravery, integrity and faithfulness, reflecting on what sort of relationships we have developed. Talking at some of the best thinkers and influential people in the world, Brooks examines that they have built up a deep inner identity through personal struggle and a sense of their own limits. The Road to Character provides us with an opportunity to reconsider our goals and aspire to create rich inner lives characterized by modesty and moral depth.

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