This is our 5th Note on one of Tom Morris’s books.
As I’ve mentioned in the other Notes, Tom has a joint Ph.D. from Yale in Religious Studies and Philosophy and is one of the most popular teachers in Notre Dame's history. He’s one of my absolute (!) favorite teachers.
Side note: He’s also one of John Mackey’s favorite authors. I remembered that fact when reading this book as John (Founder/CEO of Whole Foods) is one of the antifragile lemonade-making exemplars Tom features. When I re-connected John and Tom years ago, John told me that he’d read EVERY single one of Tom’s books. So, yah. There’s that.
But what I love about Tom the most is his incredible, effervescent enthusiasm. Every time we’ve connected, I’ve been blown away by the depth of his wisdom and the joy with which he expresses it. It’s palpable.
So… When I saw that he had recently published this book, I immediately got it. It’s awesome—basically a distillation of a lifetime of practical philosophical wisdom all focused like a laser beam on dealing with life’s inevitable challenges. It’s powerful wisdom for ANY era. And, it’s ESPECIALLY powerful as I write this during the COVID-19 crisis. (Get a copy of the book .)
It’s packed with wisdom and I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in and squeeze some lemons!