David Brooks is one of the nations’ leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press.
I loved his book The Road to Character. So, when Alexandra told me she got this, his latest book, I immediately snatched it and read it. And, here we are.
David tells us there are two mountains: The first mountain? That’s what society tells us we should pursue: all the normal trappings of success. The second mountain? That’s where the magic (and joy!) exists: where we move beyond ourselves and COMMIT (important word for this book!) to giving ourselves most fully to something bigger than ourselves.
David identifies four potential commitments: to our families, to our vocations, to our faith/philosophy of life and to our communities. Ultimately, the book is intended to be a guide to the ULTIMATE quest in life: “The Quest for a Moral Life.”
It’s PACKED with Big Ideas. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Ideas we can apply to our lives TODAY (and tomorrow and…) so let’s jump straight in.