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Author Brooks, David, 1961- author.

Title The second mountain : the quest for a moral life / David Brooks.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, 2019.


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Edition First edition.
Description xxxiii, 346 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-327) and index.
Contents PART I: THE TWO MOUNTAINS. Moral ecologies ; The Instagram life ; The insecure overachiever ; The valley ; The wilderness ; Heart and soul ; The committed life ; The second mountain -- THE FOUR COMMITMENTS. PART II: VOCATION. What vocation looks like ; The annunciation moment ; What mentors do ; Vampire problems ; Mastery -- PART III: MARRIAGE. The maximum marriage ; The stages of intimacy ; The marriage decision ; Marriage: the school you build together -- PART IV. PHILOSOPHY AND FAITH. Intellectual commitments ; Religious commitment ; A most unexpected turn of events ; Ramps and walls ; PART V: COMMUNITY. The stages of community building -- Conclusion: The Relationalist Manifesto.
Summary "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." -- From summary.
In this book, 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.
Subject Life -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Life -- Psychological aspects.
Social interaction.
Conduct of life.
Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst00874563
Relationism. (OCoLC)fst01093581
Social interaction. (OCoLC)fst01122562
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness.
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Genre/Form Self-help publications.
ISBN 9780812993264 (hardcover)
0812993268 (hardcover)
198488834X (large type)
9781984888341 (large type)
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