The Life Reports II – NYTimes.com

The second part of The Life Reports, and more interesting as Brooks does some synthesizing into general life lessons:

  • Divide your life into chapters
  • Beware rumination (this one I particularly liked)
  • You can’t control other people
  • Lean toward risk
  • Measure people by their growth rate, not by their talents
  • Be aware of the generational bias
  • Work within institutions or crafts, not outside them
  • People get better at the art of living

While like all lists, these tend towards generalization, nevertheless not a bad synthesis of some good general approaches to life.

The Life Reports II – NYTimes.com.

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