Do you read self-help books?

Question by No Shortage: Do you read self-help books?
I bought one on Amazon a couple months ago because I thought it would help me improve myself and therefore my life. I sat down to read it tonight and gave up. What a downer. 100 pages of everything that is wrong me and 200 more pages of all the things I need to do to fix myself. I have decided to just let myself be human and enjoy my life a little more. What about you?
The Bible as a self-help book? You are so right.

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Answer by tresis38
The Bible.

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  1. It has been a while for me. But I read it some time ago and it still had positive effect on me. Maybe you just need the right book depending on your circumstances. Good luck!

  2. No. If I’m reading a book to help me, is it really self help? Those authors are all full of crap, anyways.

  3. Holy Quran is the best book it helps everyone on each step of life

  4. Try “Expecting Adam,” Martha Beck, Ph.D., funny, about people trying to “self-help” her during her Harvard education; she arrives at a philosophy like yours.

    Also good: “Dreams,” Marilyn Barrack, Ph.D.

  5. Life without Ed

  6. pasquale garonfolo says:

    I have read some self-help books to see what they said and how they were made. Some of them were quite useful or helpful to me. But then it was not really self-help, it was a help or guidance thru some book or books that I bought in about the same way as you have.

    A self-help book can be glowingly good for you if you have the time and patience to spend on such a book, if you want to use your own precious time for the love of that book in order to see how some ways of life can be improved according to the smart author of that self-help book.

    A self-help book may be about some good remedies of general value derived from some experience or learning by that particular author,

    but as you are an individual in some ways quite unique and even mysterious for many, and probably not personally known to the author of that book that you have bought on Amazon, it is hard to believe in advance that one such self-help book that you found on the market fully can address your own particular needs and wishes of diligent personal improvement.

    Thus, you might consider an occasional self-help book as a general example of what another person in the world thinks that people might do “to try and improve their life”, or something in that style.

    Otherwise you have wasted your time and your patience and your own eye- and brain- energy, and also have made the smart writer of that book a few dollars richer and a little bit more famous and your own money balance a little bit less.

    Enjoying one’s own life may be a matter of a unique and radiant personal or soul’s strategy that can be unfolded thru one’s own bright consciousness and one’s own serene wish and constant diligent work to become more harmonious in oneself and with others.

    Then, a suggested external remedy is not the right remedy for you when it does not easily give you in your own eyes, in your own skin, in your own person and personality a fresher glow of healthier life.

    Finally, no matter whether you, as you say, will be human, or more human,

    to achieve a more glowing mood, and a fresher radiance in your own eyes and in your person, and to try and do more admirable actions, an enthusiastic strategy anyway is needed

    which means that you also may have to try and be a little bit more astute, which means that you may have to do some diligent improving work in that sense, also in a more funny or more enjoyable way for you, and you might look for a chance to have a great laugh, and so also imagine your own funny or fancy self-help book, made by you.

  7. Jagneaux J says:

    yes, and i find that i get to know myself a little better…

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