The Second Mountain

书名:The Second MountainTheQuestforaMoralLife
作者:DavidBrooks
译者:
ISBN:9780812993264
出版社:RandomHouse
出版时间:2019-4-16
格式:epub/mobi/azw3/pdf
页数:384
豆瓣评分: 7.8

书籍简介:

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.

作者简介:

David Brooks is a political and cultural commentator. He is currently a columnist for The New York Times and a commentator on PBS NewsHour. He has previously worked for Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly and National Public Radio.

书友短评:

@ Nuo.V 作为共和党作家,David Brook的写作完全没有侵略性,相反却带有里根时代共和党知识分子的特殊年代气质与温度。本书延续了Brook一贯专注的自省与对人生鞭辟入里的探究。他与读者探讨人在社会生活里的道德价值,个体生活的意义,以及卓越性(transcendence)。直接引用如此之多,以至于每隔数个段落,读者都有可能遇见Kierkegaard,托尔斯泰,Carl Jung或者Victor Frankel的精彩洞见。 @ Sunny Blinkist扫过。无意中按错开始听的书,完全不是我的菜,也是太鸡汤了。批判个人主义,不追究成因,不考虑其意义,一味地批判其削弱了社会关系,那被社会关系所绑架的负面作用怎么就只字不提呢?个人主义带来的社会问题一定就比群体主义少吗?对于物质的追求和精神迷失,都简单归结于个人主义的错,如果这么错,那么多宪法和政治制度在保障什么?最后还是归结到老生常谈的A life of service to others,从婚姻到职业到宗教到社区服务。特别说教。 @ gavin.j 作为共和党作家,David Brook的写作完全没有侵略性,相反却带有里根时代共和党知识分子的特殊年代气质与温度。本书延续了Brook一贯专注的自省与对人生鞭辟入里的探究。他与读者探讨人在社会生活里的道德价值,个体生活的意义,以及卓越性(transcendence)。直接引用如此之多,以至于每隔数个段落,读者都有可能遇见Kierkegaard,托尔斯泰,Carl Jung或者Victor Frankel的精彩洞见。 @ 小癡 Blinkist扫过。无意中按错开始听的书,完全不是我的菜,也是太鸡汤了。批判个人主义,不追究成因,不考虑其意义,一味地批判其削弱了社会关系,那被社会关系所绑架的负面作用怎么就只字不提呢?个人主义带来的社会问题一定就比群体主义少吗?对于物质的追求和精神迷失,都简单归结于个人主义的错,如果这么错,那么多宪法和政治制度在保障什么?最后还是归结到老生常谈的A life of service to others,从婚姻到职业到宗教到社区服务。特别说教。 @ 一一 三小时进 没有什么新鲜观点 stating the obvious with no real insights… 利他主义和长久的幸福感的关系到底是什么? 为什么两座山之间一定有低谷? 灾难性事件是利他行为和自我变小的必须吗?弃

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