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The second mountain : the quest for a moral life

Brooks, David 1961- (author.).

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  • 2 of 11 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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4 current holds with 11 total copies.

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Prince Rupert Library 302 Broo (Text) 33294002052132 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812993264
  • ISBN: 0812993268
  • Physical Description: regular print
    xxxiii, 346 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Random House, 2019.

Content descriptions

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. What vocation looks like ; The annunciation moment ; What mentors do ; Vampire problems ; Mastery ; The maximum marriage ; The stages of intimacy I ;The stages of intimacy II ; The marriage decision ; Marriage: the school you build together ; Intellectual commitments ; Religious commitment ; A most unexpected turn of events ; Ramps and walls ; The stages of community building I ; The stages of community building II ; Conclusion: the relationalist manifesto.
Summary, etc.: 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: Life -- Moral and ethical aspects
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Life -- Psychological aspects
Social interaction
Conduct of life

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