A few days ago, I emailed the editors at the Mamamia Women’s Network and asked them if I could write a post about Sydney journalist and author Sam de Brito.
Let me back track a little.
Earlier this year I heard about a non-fiction book by New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks called, “The Road To Character”. The book’s primary talking point is Brooks’ examination of what he calls ‘resume virtues’ versus ‘eulogy virtues’ on the road to developing a strong character.
He writes, “The resume virtues are the ones you list on your resume, the skills that you bring to the job market and that contribute to external success. The eulogy virtues are deeper. They’re the virtues that get talked about at your funeral, the ones that exist at the core of your being – whether you are kind, brave, honest or faithful; what kind of relationships you formed.”