“Résumé Virtues vs. Eulogy Virtues”

Have you heard of the difference between ‘résumé virtues’ and ‘eulogy virtues’? This distinction, first brought to the public’s awareness by NY Times columnist David Brooks, is worth contemplating for all of us. What are we living for? What virtues are we cultivating? Are we more concerned with the things that we put on our resume or the things that others will say about us at our funeral? And how does all of this apply to modern parenting?

Show Notes:
“The Moral Bucket List” by David Brooks (article)
“America’s Fever of Workaholism Is Finally Breaking” by Derek Thompson (article)
Cobalt Red by Siddharth Kara (book)

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