Summary & Analysis of The Second Mountain by David Brooks

Summary of the Second Mountain by david Brooks

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In The Second Mountain, political commentator and author David Brooks explains how individuals and societies can transition from selfish individualism to a focus on community. He believes that to achieve solidarity, wholeness and true happiness, we must shift our character from the hyper-individualistic first mountain to the more relational second mountain.

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  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Key takeaways from each chapter
  • Why the world feels like it's getting worse
  • How to start acting like an adult
  • Why humans need to suffer and what you can do about it
  • In-depth Editorial Review
  • Background on Mark Manson

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Have you ever wondered how some people are able to achieve joy while others struggle with misery throughout life? David Brooks attempts to explain how transitioning between the two mountains – selfish versus selfless – is the key to attaining the satisfaction that we all seek in life. Only those who choose to climb the second mountain are able to find true fulfillment.

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