the Big Me era

Apropo de ce zicea colega; me, me, me…

We now live in a world in which commencement speakers tell students to trust themselves, listen to themselves, follow their passions, to glorify the Golden Figure inside. We now live in a culture of the Big Me, a culture of meritocracy where we promote ourselves and a social media culture where we broadcast highlight reels of our lives. What’s lost is the more balanced view, that we are splendidly endowed but also broken. And without that view, the whole logic of character-building falls apart. You build your career by building on your strengths, but you improve your character by trying to address your weaknesses.

Am facut rost de carte. si, ca prin minune, ziua mea a inceput frumos! si acum am un feeling ciudat: the shift!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Character-David-Brooks/dp/081299325X

Moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed, when we come into contact with people we admire and love and we consciously and unconsciously bend our lives to mimic theirs.

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