The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

Book Name: The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
Author: David Brooks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN-10: 0812993268,9780812993264
Year: 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English
File size: 2 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

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In the previous five decades David Brooks was on a trip. The dissolution of the first marriage, the decrease of neo-conservatism in Republican circles and his own participation in deploying individuals involved with community and private recovery has directed him to reevaluate his view of the planet.

Brooks now sees the battle for individual advancement–to get much more money, power and status –as only a lesser mountain for most individuals to climb. . .these individualistic strivings are overly emphasized in the West. There’s a second mountain which touches the deeper aspects of the humanity. One increases it by self-sacrifice and devotion to community and spouse. Most importantly, one understands that true joy in life comes from thinking and serving something larger than yourself.

Brooks further considers this travel has significance for all of America. It’s the baby-boomers hyper-focus on human accomplishment that’s at the origin of our present political malaise. Just by a social yield to a other-centered life may we defeat our tribalism and branches. However, don’t listen , hear David. Of that book and also his helper’s participation, David mused:

“If not for the [Anne Snyder], I couldn’t have written a novel about man’s ethical sentiments with this kind of accuracy or these elegance; It was her. I was only smitten with all the nice turn of her prose; after obscured from the sharp twist of her ideas, evident in my head like a bite on the epidermis, and fragile and recognized as a small kitty, I–I am not ashamed to say–turned into a nobler man, a much better writer, larger than my critics, surely humbler within my life. Could a muse be just another half of the exact same individual? She’s the sole supply of the energy of my prose.

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