Self-Help Needs Our Help
It is the mark of an educated man to be able to evaluate a thought without accepting it.
JANUARY 1 IS “Self-Help Day.” On the first day of the New Year, millions of people try again to be better than they are. I’ve done it myself, but no matter what I promised myself—that I’d eat better food, exercise more, meditate daily, or become more organized—I ended up a self-help failure. When I began researching the self-help movement a few years ago, I resolved to stop making New Year’s resolutions to improve myself, but I failed.
I’ve been well indoctrinated by the self-help tomes that clog bookstore shelves. I’ve been guilty of taking up some of that space with my own, and I hope that this book won’t be seen ...