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The road to character

Author: David Brooks
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House Trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "résumé virtues"--Achieving wealth, fame, and status -- and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brooks
ISBN: 0812983416 9780812983418
OCLC Number: 949639882
Description: xvii, 300 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The shift --
The summoned self --
Self-conquest --
Struggle --
Self-mastery --
Dignity --
Love --
Ordered love --
Self-examination --
The big me.
Responsibility: David Brooks.

Abstract:

Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "résumé virtues"--Achieving wealth, fame, and status -- and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character.

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