Living for Your Résumé ... or Your Eulogy

Can we balance our drive for success with our drive for meaning and virtue?


Within each of us are two selves: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love – the values that make for a great eulogy. Can we balance these two selves? Based on Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik’s The Lonely Man of Faith.

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Comments (2)

(2) Bobby5000, October 3, 2014 3:59 AM

Nice piece. Note that part of a wife's role is to help make her husband a better person. If she emphasizes the need to make more money or get her better things, she cannot complaint is he devotes more time to his job, sees her and the children less, and make that his priority.

(1) Roberta, September 30, 2014 4:06 PM

So susinct yet so profound!

Kudos to David Brooks.

 

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