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The second mountain: the quest for a moral life
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Published:
[New York] : Random House Large Print, 2019.
Physical Desc:
xlix, 556 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Carmichael
LARGE PRINT 301.01 B873 2019
Elk Grove
LARGE PRINT 301.01 B873 2019
North Highlands-Antelope
LARGE PRINT 301.01 B873 2019

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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. 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 extremeand in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments and Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.

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Format:
Large Print
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Large print ed.
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English
ISBN:
9781984888341, 198488834X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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. 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 extremeand in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments and Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Brooks, D. (2019). The second mountain: the quest for a moral life. Large print ed. [New York], Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brooks, David, 1961-. 2019. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. [New York], Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brooks, David, 1961-, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. [New York], Random House Large Print, 2019.

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Brooks, David. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. Large print ed. [New York], Random House Large Print, 2019.

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