Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

Meaning. In his book titled, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, David Brooks describes two stages in life: one that is self-centered that leads us to climb a mountain of achievement; and a second stage in which we focus on others and make commitments to individuals and community. While we may achieve some satisfaction in meeting our self-centered goals as we climb the first mountain, fulfillment comes when we give ourselves to others on that second mountain. Our search for meaning and purpose in life involves dependence on others in the context of community. Brooks tells stories in this book about many individuals, including himself, and the narrative will lead all readers to be introspective about one’s own life and the meaning we have found. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Second Mountain from amazon.com.

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