COMO, Italy — Some of the people who do the most good have a willingness to be radically changed. They are sensitive to the problems around them, which a lot of us are, but they are also willing to transform their lives to address them, which a lot of us don’t consider. I met many such people at a place here in northern Italy called Cometa.
"The Place That Assumes Beauty" is from the April 30, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.