The Road To Character Analysis

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In the book “The Road to Character” David Brooks goes on a personal journey to find what makes life truly fulfilling. He stresses that in today’s society, happiness is measured by the success one obtains in their chosen career, which he calls resume virtues. He argues that ultimately superficial successes don’t make you happy, but rather true happiness lies from within. Discovering the radical honesty of one’s own weaknesses can help bring forward your inner light which he calls eulogy virtues. Transforming inherent bad character traits such as shallowness to depth, selfishness to love, or disorganization into character, will help you find meaning, purpose and obtain a rich and fulling life. In this essay I will explore my own moral bucket …show more content…
The worst has come out of me, the lust, greed, and egotism. The want for approval, admiration and portraying false an image. It’s these selfish characteristic that have manifested because of my goals for certainty, safety and security. Whereas on the other end of the spectrum, I have seen a down fall in my character. A decrease in my honesty, humility, altruism, honor, integrity and courage. But surprisingly to the contrary I have seen more success in my life. But all at the same time feel a heavy burden and weight on my shoulders and a deep sense of emptiness. That in the pursuit of resume goals such as trying to be successful in nursing, getting good grades, doing well in the military, being liked, and having nice things. It’s these pursuits that have tilted me so far to where at times I have felt completely …show more content…
It shows all my qualities, certifications, leadership experience, past work history, and education. Saying things like “Dedicated Professional with 4 year of outstanding performance in the U.S. Air Force” or “I am accountable and ambitious and have a tenure for overcoming challenges without compromising integrity. I have the ability to remain focused and productive in challenging situations”. Then I sit here and think as I review it as it go on and on about the things I have done, I realized that though these aspect of my life have and will always be important, they don’t mean

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