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The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need by Paul Pearsall

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Developing a Contrarian Consciousness
Without contraries, there is no progression.
WILLIAM BLAKE
 
 
 
IF YOU TORE a page from this book and folded it in half, then in half again, and continued to do this a hundred times, how thick does your intuition tell you your creation would be? An inch, a foot, maybe even a yard? The answer is eight hundred trillion times the distance between the Earth and the sun!1 Most people are shocked by this fact because it runs counter to what their intuition tells them, and that’s one of the problems with the assertions of self-helpism. They just make intuitive sense—they “sound right.” That doesn’t mean they are.
Most of us sense an innate validity to the basic self-help concepts. Their appeal is that they feel ...

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