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I-It and I-Thou

David Brooks

(Reflections on "I-Thou" by Martin Buber) I-It relationships come in two varieties. Some are strictly utilitarian. You’re exchanging information in order to do some practical thi...

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20K reads, 7 comments

Eulogy Versus Resume Virtues

David Brooks

About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often c...

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41K reads, 15 comments

Help Comes From the Strangest Places

David Brooks

Help comes from the strangest places. We are living in the middle of a revolution in consciousness. Over the past few decades, geneticists, neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, an...

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11K reads, 4 comments

The Two Beliefs of Successful People

David Brooks

  All day long, you are affected by large forces. Genes influence your intelligence and willingness to take risks. Social dynamics unconsciously shape your choices...

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23K reads, 4 comments