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Résumé virtues & Eulogy virtues

Résumé virtues: résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace.

Eulogy virtues: eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love?

We all know that the eulogy virtues are more important than the résumé ones. But our culture and our educational systems spend more time teaching the skills and strategies you need for career success than the qualities you need to radiate that sort of inner light. Many of us are clearer on how to build an external career than on how to build inner character.

David Brooks: The Moral Bucket List