David Brooks

Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

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Within 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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David Brooks · Op-ed columnist

Writer and thinker David Brooks has covered business, crime and politics over a long career in journalism.

Writer and thinker David Brooks has covered business, crime and politics over a long career in journalism.