Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived

Virtue. Spend a little time reading retired Admiral William H. McRaven’s book titled, The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived, and reflect about it for a long time. Every culture develops distinctive mores, that combination of norms and behaviors that are viewed as acceptable. When mores breakdown communities become divided. McRaven proposes in this book the behaviors practiced by those models of the best behavior in our culture, those who are called heroes. The individual heroes who helped McRaven see these lessons are all ordinary people, just like us, so there’s an inspirational quality to this narrative that encourages us to emulate certain behaviors. Perhaps from his military perspective, the word “code” described these behaviors as he sees them. I consider the behaviors he describes more as virtues, and behaviors to which our better natures should always aspire. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Hero Code from

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