Do You Live For Your Resume or For Your Eulogy?

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In this fascinating video David Brooks discusses the idea of whether you want to live your life for your focusing on issues that you’d list on a resume or on issues you’d describe in your eulogy. Resume issues are your skills and what you’ve accomplished professionally but your eulogy is who you are at a deeper level and how you view and experience the world. Even though most of us would say that eulogy virtues are the things that we’d say are most important but we end up living most of our lives thinking about work and resume issues. Brooks waxes philosophical about how to reframe our view on daily life to begin emphasizing issues that are important to our human condition over work and leaves us with some excellent tips to maintain a positive perspective.

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