Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this thought-provoking short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a resume; and the self who seeks connection, community, and love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. Brooks poses the question and challenge: Can we balance these two selves?


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  • Edward Hazzard

    What inspired you about this video? I like that it recognizes that there are two sides to everything, even our own existence. We must strive to give each side equal thought/energy, otherwise we are not whole.... the Ying and the Yang (equal - together make a whole). You can't have light without the dark.... how would you know..how would one exist without the other?

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