Friday, March 11, 2011

David Brooks

I've come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness.

It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool.  It happens sometimes while you're playing sports, or listening to music or lost in a story.

 And it happens most when we connect with other people.

(From the new book, The Social Animal, by David Brooks.)

An illustration that accompanied the excerpt from
The Social Animal that appeared in the New Yorker

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