Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Road to Character

Virtues. There’s a simple, old-fashioned message at the heart of David Brooks’ book titled, The Road to Character: there’s more to life and who you are than the success you’ve achieved. Brooks talks about the resume virtues and the eulogy virtues, that aspect of ourselves, Adam 1 that is ambitious part of ourselves that wants to conquer the world, while Adam 2 is that part of ourselves that wants to serve others. In our age of self-centeredness, Brooks proposes both a move toward balance, and a greater focus on humility and service to others. Throughout the book he offers the personal stories of individuals who developed strong character and he presents their lives as exemplary. I found this to be a reflective and thoughtful book, well-suited for our time. The pendulum has swung so severely toward what Brooks called the “big me,” that a life of service to others seems like a better road to character. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Road to Character from

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