Road to Character: Quit living for happiness

Some thoughts along the way from David Brooks’ book, The Road to Character, and especially his wrap thoughts he calls “The Humility Code.”

Thought One: We don’t live for happiness. We live for holiness. We are endowed with moral imagination and we settle too easily with surface pleasures.

The life well lived is one that orients around “increasing excellence of soul” (p. 262).

Let us be nourished by moral joy, the quiet sense of gratitude and tranquility that comes as a byproduct of successful moral struggle.

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