Why did I love this book?
David Brooks presents a model of two steps in a person's life. The first, striving for identity, building a career, chasing one’s idea of success, starting relationships, and perhaps a family.
The second, finding a new level of enlightenment through finding a deeper, more comprehensive purpose while serving society through broader relationships and motivations.
Brooks gives us a model for the second mountain by making four major commitments: vocation, marriage, philosophy, faith, and community.
My book could be considered a case study for Brooks. We both faced disillusionment in our first mountain, hit bottom, and ultimately found a new path.