The Road to Character

The deeper values that should inform our lives

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Ben TossellHunter@bentossell · Co-Founder, Token Daily
With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed.
Spencer Lanoue@slanoue · Product Marketer @ Buffer
@bentossell stumbled upon this book at a little free library on the side of the road in my neighborhood the other day. Random! Looking forward to reading it though