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David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? – [TED Talks]

English: David BrooksWithin each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: 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. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves “Adam I” and “Adam II.”) Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

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2 thoughts on “David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? – [TED Talks]

  1. I’ve never thought of it that way: resume v eulogy. That’s a great way to put perspective on things, though —
    xLoJu

    • Hi Lola, thanks for the comment. I think that considering the length of the talk, the idea was very well put. You could spend a longer time arguing one way or another, but that would probably defeat the point!

      Regards,
      Lara

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