Inner Light

The moral bucket list

I like David Brooks.

About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so their laugh is musical and their manner is infused with gratitude. They are not thinking about what wonderful work they are doing. They are not thinking about themselves at all.”

Maybe one of the (unanswered prayers) hidden blessings for those who’ve been pushed out of our business over the consolidation era is the need to find new ways to use their talents. Maybe it’s forced us to knock on doors we’d never have noticed before.

Does Radio define who you are?

Are you only a summary of call letters and bonus checks?

People on the road to inner light do not find their vocations by asking, ‘What do I want from life?’ They ask, what is life asking of me?‘ “

If you haven’t yet asked yourself that question, wherever you are in your career, ask it today. Think about it seriously, without distraction for a while.

If you need a bit of a push, read this column from David Brooks: The Moral Bucket List.

It’s one of the best he’s written, and you may just end up liking him too.