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The Resource The Second Mountain, David Brooks, (electronic resource)

The Second Mountain, David Brooks, (electronic resource)

Label
The Second Mountain
Title
The Second Mountain
Statement of responsibility
David Brooks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy?who seem to know exactly why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed 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. In The Second Mountain, Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity 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
Cataloging source
B@L
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1961-
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Brooks, David
Dewey number
158.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM1111
LC item number
.B76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Philosophy
  • Self-culture
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • Life
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Life
  • Social interaction
  • Conduct of life
  • Relationism
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
Label
The Second Mountain, David Brooks, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679645047
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
58156C7F-0C1E-466B-9873-6BE7C7B50450
System control number
  • on1090910212
  • (OCoLC)1090910212
Label
The Second Mountain, David Brooks, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679645047
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
58156C7F-0C1E-466B-9873-6BE7C7B50450
System control number
  • on1090910212
  • (OCoLC)1090910212

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