198: Never Enough: A Navy Seal Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning | BookishFirst

198: Never Enough: A Navy Seal Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning

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The Good

Already, it has made me come at certain situations differently.

My favorite chapter was when it got to meaning because it hit me the most.

Ideas found interesting=

Being committed to old traditions is a negative when it is going against what would get the best results.

Creating a environment where the “lowest” member can do the job of the “highest” member.

Is the punishment being dulled out about ego instead of creating room for actual change?

The Bad

Repetitive- many points felt like they were getting repeated.

Are the ideals revolutionary enough? Are the ideals explained thoroughly enough? Is there enough depth given to some of the ideals? Is it full of right answers and not messy enough?

Things got a bit (a lot) ugh when it got into some moments about military work done on Afghanistan…

The Meh

It is very military centric- that is not my bag generally.

Is promoting big business>self. Most of Never Enough is ideals is based around the military so it is understandable why this is focused the way it is in terms of collective over individual.

Good= ideally wise it is something that needs to implemented more the collective working to benefit the collective. In general pushing for the betterment of everyone is a good sentiment.

Bad= this ideal of family/community/etc over individual does not work because businesses care for the money and select few/one over everyone while putting façade of being for everyone.

Putting logic over emotion.

Good= there is this aspect of emotion getting in the way of handling issues.

Bad= makes sense for a business/military because there is a bottom line sacrifice aspect to both that is messy. One of my thoughts reading this is there is a emotion crisis so to speak- we are pushed constantly to move like robots without addressing our emotional needs.

Choosing the hard path= this turned me off at first because I think it can feed into to this bad ideology that if you are not practically taking yourself out to overachieve so that your life as a being can be seen as meaningful that your life is without meaningless. Many people do not work hard their hardest, put their emotional health in jeopardy, or put collectives/big business over themselves because they are seen as disposable.

Self-help can feel braggy? Maybe this connects to the it is not messy enough thing.



I received this from Celadon Books in exchange for my review