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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks


Allen Lane

Popular philosophy;
Self-help & personal development


240 pages

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Are you on your first or second mountain? Is life about you - or others? About success - or something deeper?

The world tells us that we should pursue our self-interest- career wins, high status, nice things. These are the goals of our first mountain. But at some point in our lives we might find that we're not interested in what other people tell us to want. We want the things that are truly worth wanting.

This is the second mountain.

What does it mean to look beyond yourself and find a moral cause? To forget about independence and discover dependence - to be utterly enmeshed in a web of warm relationships? What does it mean to value intimacy, devotion, responsibility and commitment above individual freedom? In The Second Mountain David Brooks explores the meaning and possibilities that scaling a second mountain offer us, and the four commitments that most commonly move us there- family, vocation, philosophy and community. Inspiring, personal and full of joy, this book will help you discover why you were really put on this earth.

By:   David Brooks
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   611g
ISBN:   9780241400630
ISBN 10:   0241400635
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and frequent broadcaster. His previous books include the bestsellers The Social Animal and Bobos in Paradise. His New York Times columns reach over 800,000 readers across the globe.

Potentially life-changing lessons can be found in this relevant and thought-provoking book. * Booklist *

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