Author: David Brooks

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Life is a series of daring adventures from a secure base

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Human development research offers a different formula: All of life is a series of daring adventures from a secure base. If government can create a framework in which people grow up amid healthy families, nurturing schools, thick communities and a secure safety net, then they will have the resources and audacity to thrive in a free global economy and a diversifying skills economy.

From the essay The New York Times

— March 3, 2017


Life is more like settling a sequence of villages

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Life is not really an individual journey. Life is more like settling a sequence of villages. You help build a community at home, at work, in your town and then you go off and settle more villages.

From the essay The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite

— 28 May 2018

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