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The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Valerie Tiberius


How should you live? Should you devote yourself to perfecting a single talent or try to live a balanced life? Should you lighten up and have more fun, or buckle down and try to achieve greatness? Should you try to be a better friend? Should you be self-critical or self-accepting? And how should you decide among the possibilities open to you? Should you consult experts, listen to your parents, or should you do lots of research? Should you make lists of pros and cons, or go with your gut? These are not questions that can be answered in general or in the abstract. Rather, these questions are addr ... More

Keywords: talent, balanced life, achievement, friendship, self-criticism, self-acceptance, reflective wisdom, experience, self-awareness

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199202867
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie Tiberius, author
University of Minnesota
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Part I The Reflective Life and Reflective Values

Part II Wisdom and Perspective

Part III Beyond the First‐Person Point of View

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