Discover2 Pages with MBS[Replay] The Search for Purpose: Arthur Brooks, Author of From Strength to Strength, [reads] ‘Meditations’
[Replay] The Search for Purpose: Arthur Brooks, Author of From Strength to Strength, [reads] ‘Meditations’

[Replay] The Search for Purpose: Arthur Brooks, Author of From Strength to Strength, [reads] ‘Meditations’

Update: 2022-06-21
Share

Description

Michael’s new book How to Begin: Start Doing Something that Matters is now available at www.HowToBegin.com.


Today, we're pulling one of our best episodes from the vaults, featuring the brilliant Arthur Brooks.

 

There’s no doubt that I am a purpose-driven person, but I can’t actually pinpoint the origin of this sense of purpose. I’m both an atheist, and an existentialist, so where does this drive of mine come from? Let me ask you - where do you find your sense of purpose? 


Arthur C. Brooks is a thinker and a writer about leadership, and, more broadly, a good life. He holds academic positions at Harvard, he was previously head of a conservative think tank, and he writes a regular article in The Atlantic called ‘How to Build a Life.’ But, those are just his jobs. What’s Arthur C. Brooks Why? Get‌ ‌book‌ ‌links‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌at‌ https://www.mbs.works/2-pages-podcast/ 


Arthur reads two pages from book 4 of ‘Meditations’ by Marcus Aurelius. [reading begins at 21:00


Hear us discuss: 

Discernment of your purpose. [12:41 ] | Mastering transgressive acts: “Love your enemies; pray for those who persecute you.” [28:12 ] | Building I-Thou relationships: “Never use your values as a weapon, only as a gift.” [32:15 ] | Transitions between different strengths in life. [35:23 ] | What it takes to become an elder. [38:06 ]



Comments 
In Channel
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

[Replay] The Search for Purpose: Arthur Brooks, Author of From Strength to Strength, [reads] ‘Meditations’

[Replay] The Search for Purpose: Arthur Brooks, Author of From Strength to Strength, [reads] ‘Meditations’

Michael Bungay Stanier