What You'll Learn:
Writer and civic advocate Pete Davis has expanded his viral Harvard commencement address about the power of commitment into a critically-acclaimed book. In Dedicated, Davis explores the modern tension between two cultures: a Culture of Open Options and a Counterculture of Commitment. He observes that while we admire the dedication of society’s “long-haul heroes” and may even want to emulate them, certain fears keep us eternally glued to the fence. Dedicated reveals some of the drawbacks of constantly living between options without ever diving in, and shows the untapped goodness that waits for us on the other side of commitment to causes, places, and communities.