I don't agree with all of David Brooks' columns, but this one is a pleasure to read. As we are entering the season of commencement speeches (at least in the United States), this leads the way: advice for how to live, but with a lot more sophistication than "be your best self." Brooks urges his readers to recognize dependency, make room for relationships, acknowledge and learn from self-defeat, and aspire to humility. Not bad advice, I'd say!