Living For Your Resume Or Eulogy? David Brooks Shares His Thoughts

New York Times columnist, David Brooks believes that we have 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. He asks the question “Can we balance these two selves?” He feels that once we know them both, then perhaps we can.

While it may sound a bit like a sermon at times, it is thought-provoking. If we take a few minutes for reflection and think about which ‘self’ is winning in our own lives.

The self who craves success and is building a resume and also perhaps hurting others along the way. Or are we someone who is seeking connection, community and love? Which for many people, are values that contribute to making a great eulogy.

Food for thought and it may get you thinking.

Original Source: New York Times columnist David Brooks talks about how we can balance our “two selves.” TED Talks YouTube Channel