Gretchen Rubin

Do You Have a “Taste for the Good?”

Do You Have a “Taste for the Good?”

 “There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment.”

– Joubert, Pensees

If you have a strong "taste for the good," read Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead. A beautiful, beautiful book, with a truly good main character -- which is rare.

One of the reasons I love children's literature, especially from the past, is that it's often fairly didactic. The Secret Garden, Heidi, the Narnia books -- I love that element.

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The Four Tendencies explain why we act and why we don’t actOur Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so understanding your Tendency lets us make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress and burnout, and engage more effectively.

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