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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 384
Author David Brooks
Publisher Random House
Isbn-10 0812993268
Isbn-13 9780812993264
Dimension 15.57*2.46*23.5

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks's The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The bestselling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Every so often, you meet People who radiate joy—who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed what we might think of as a two-mountain shape. They get out of school, they start a career, and they begin Climbing the mountain they thought they were meant to climb. Their goals on this first mountain are the ones our culture endorses: to be a success, to make your mark, to experience Personal happiness. But when they get to the top of that mountain, something happens. They look around and find the view . . . unsatisfying. They realize: This wasn’t my mountain after all. There’s another, bigger mountain out there that is actually my mountain.

And so they embark on a new journey. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other People tell them to want. They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They surrender to a life of commitment.

In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a Philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our Personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of People who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and Beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.

In short, this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives. But it’s also a provocative social commentary. We live in a society, Brooks argues, that celebrates freedom, that tells us to be true to ourselves, at the expense of surrendering to a cause, rooting ourselves in a neighborhood, binding ourselves to others by social solidarity and love. We have taken individualism to the extreme—and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments. In The Second Mountain, Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.
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This book has been written by David Brooks, who has written books like The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Random House Large Print),The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life,Social Animal: A Story of How,The Road to Character,The Road to Character. The books are written in Personal Development & Self-Help,Business, Strategy & Management,Business Self-Help,Economics category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Personal Development & Self-Help. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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Excellent 12 hours
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