David Brooks's second installment of the life reports... no question all these cumulative wisdom corresponds a "happy" life; The question is this good for progress of morality and civilization?
Finally, the essays present disturbing quandaries. For example, we are told to live for others. But one savvy retiree writes, “Don’t stay with people who, over time, grow apart from you. Move on. This means do what you think will make you feel okay — even if that makes others feel temporarily not okay.”
Is that selfishness or hard-earned realism? That one you’ll have to answer for yourself.