Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ResumeVsEulogy

In this David Brooks TED Talk some powerful points are made about why we live and what we choose to live for. 

Some of my takeaways:
  • When life becomes a “game” for us, we lose ourselves.
  • Resume virtues = skills we bring to the marketplace.
  • Eulogy virtues = who we are in our depth (love, consistency, boldness, etc.) and the quality of our relationships.
  • Depth of character is constructed through fighting/wrestling with our “signature sin,” from which all the others emerge.
  • We can only “save” ourselves by hope, by faith, by love, and by forgiveness.
  • Resume virtues are focused on the short-term, self-centered rewards while eulogy virtues are focused on timeless, others-centric behaviors/thinking.

 As I look inward I see that there's still quite a lot of work to do…


Thanks to Dr. DH and MB for pushing this video my way.

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