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

Brooks, David 1961- (author.).

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Rowayton Library 302 BRO (Text to phone) 33625122823540 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/23/2019

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-327) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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. I. Vocation. What vocation looks like -- The annunciation moment -- Whet mentors do -- Vampire problems -- Mastery -- II. Marriage. The maximum marriage -- The stages of intimacy -- The marriage decision -- Marriage: the school you build together -- III. Philosophy and Faith. Intellectual commitments -- Religious commitment -- A most unexpected turn of events -- Ramps and walls -- IV. Community. The stages of community building -- Conclusion: the Relationalist Manifesto.
Summary, etc.: 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: Relationism
Conduct of life
Social interaction
Life Psychological aspects
Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Life Moral and ethical aspects
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