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David Brooks, journalist from the New York Times, will be speaking about “The Road to Character”

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By Lindsey Micucci The Johnson Center for Journalism and Communication welcomes New York Times journalist David Brooks, Sept. 25, who’ll be sharing the inside workings of his best selling book, “The Road to Character.” Brooks claims that one of society’s issues is the growth of narcissism and the enlarged view of self-importance, the cure being to reevaluate our moral values as we live our lives conjointly in this world. In the ‘resumé’ obsessed society that we live in today, Brooks calls us to focus deeper into our ‘eulogy virtues’ instead– qualities about ourselves that make us good at our jobs versus the ultimate reality of wanting to be known for our sense of character and our life-long impact on others. When asked about the reason for Brooks’ visit to Bethel, Ripley Smith, Department Chair and Professor of Media Communication and member of the Johnson Center answered saying, “In my opinion, [Brooks]…

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