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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, David Brooks. (Random House, 2019).
In this book, David Brooks explores the four commitments that are usually taken to define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. It is a provocative social commentary about how our individualism has led us away from rooting ourselves in a neighbourhood and binding ourselves to other people in social solidarity and love. The title is the underlying metaphor for our lives: that the first mountain we all want to climb in our youth and early adulthood turns out not be the one we end up climbing after the first one fails to satisfy. How much of our successful ascent of the second mountain comes about as a change to the beliefs we hold, and how much as a new understanding of commitment?
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