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New York Times number one best-selling author Ben Shapiro asks how far Americans are actually willing to go in forcing each other to fall in line.

Over the course of our lives we face pivotal decisions. But today, few feel they have the thoughtful guidance necessary to help them make good choices. We have become a values-free, disconnected society in which anything goes, as long as we are “happy” to do as we please. But happiness and doing the right thing are not mutually exclusive, Ben Shapiro argues. 

In this audiobook, he provides a framework for making decisions informed by traditional notions of virtue and wisdom. Shapiro pushes back against the widely held belief that diligence to duty impedes our ability to achieve happiness. In fact, he makes clear, it’s only when we embrace duty that we find happiness. Success without happiness is hollow, Shapiro reminds us, and we cannot find happiness if we stop striving for virtue and honor. Right now, the West is facing a meaning crisis, and it’s up to each of us to rediscover the traditional values which our institutions no longer teach.

Shapiro considers seven challenging scenarios and offers a clear path for how to evaluate and act for each. Instead of going through the motions of school and work, listeners should use their mind and moral compass to think through possibilities and ultimately reach conclusions that will lead to happier, more enriched lives. 

This audiobook reveals that good decision-making and a good life - finding personal satisfaction and meaning - rests on a foundation of responsibility and obligation. By making this central to our lives we can we can begin to address and abate the malaise that has created our meaningless, atomized culture. 

©2021 Ben Shapiro (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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