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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life


作者  /  David Brooks

出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC

出版日期 / 2019/04/16

商品語言 / 英文

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征服幸福的第二座山
紐約時報暢銷書《品格:履歷表與追悼文的抉擇》作者David Brooks探討如何讓生活活得更有意義

每隔一段時間,你就會遇上那些被喜悅光芒所壟罩的人們,他們似乎非常清楚自己在世上的使命,而對這些人而言,生命就像一座高不可攀的高山。從畢業到求職,他們以為開始爬上人生的高峰,而這座山峰的頂端,就是多數人一般認知的幸福:獲得成功、發揮才能及體驗個人幸福。但當他們到達頂端,環顧四周找尋最棒的視野時,卻始終無法滿足,因為人們意識到這不是屬於他們的山頂,遠方還有一座更大的山,就是所謂的「第二座山」。所以人們開始了全新的旅程,在第二座山上,人生的目標從以自我中心轉向到以其他目標為中心,他們尋求真正值得追尋的事物,擁抱相互依存的生活,也屈服勇於提出承諾的生活。

作者 David Brooks探討重新定義生命意義和目標的四大承諾:對配偶和家庭承諾、對事業承諾、對信念或信仰承諾,以及對群體和社會承諾。透過這四大承諾將幫助人們重尋更有意義的生活,唯有翻越自我倚靠對他人的承諾,為其投入努力與付出方能爬上幸福的第二座山,發現充實、滿足和快樂的人生。

Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The bestselling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know exactly why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed a two-mountain shape. They get out of school, they start a career, and they begin climbing the mountain they thought they were meant to climb. Their goals on this first mountain are the ones our culture endorses: to be a success, to make your mark, to experience personal happiness.

But when they get to the top of that mountain, something happens. They look around and find the view . . . unsatisfying. They realize: This wasn’t my mountain after all. There’s another, bigger mountain out there that is actually my mountain.

And so they embark on a new journey. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other people tell them to want. They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They surrender to a life of commitment.

In The Second Mountain, 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. In The Second Mountain, Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity 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.

In short, this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives. But it’s also a provocative social commentary. We live in a society, Brooks argues, that celebrates freedom, that tells us to be true to ourselves, at the expense of surrendering to a cause, rooting ourselves in a neighborhood, binding ourselves to others by social solidarity and love. We have taken individualism to the extreme—and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments. In The Second Mountain, Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681707293001
ISBN 13 /9780812993264
ISBN 10 /0812993268
EAN /9780812993264

頁數320
尺寸15.6X23.5X2.5CM
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語言英文


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