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The Second Mountain

Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Second Mountain, written by David Brooks.  

Are you on your first or second mountain? Is life about you - or others? About success - or something deeper?   

The world tells us that we should pursue our self-interest: career wins, high status, nice things. These are the goals of our first mountain. But at some point in our lives we might find that we're not interested in what other people tell us to want. We want the things that are truly worth wanting.  

This is the second mountain.   

What does it mean to look beyond yourself and find a moral cause? To forget about independence and discover dependence - to be utterly enmeshed in a web of warm relationships? What does it mean to value intimacy, devotion, responsibility and commitment above individual freedom? 

In The Second Mountain David Brooks explores the meaning and possibilities that scaling a second mountain offer us and the four commitments that most commonly move us there: family, vocation, philosophy and community. Inspiring, personal and full of joy, this audiobook will help you discover why you were really put on this earth.

©2019 David Brooks (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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This book is a jewel

This book is pure gold.

It talks about how “self” and the pursuit of happiness no longer works, and shows an alternative where the society at large, and the reader in particular, could follow.

Really great book, worth the read.