You might think an industry called 'self-help' would want you to help yourself to feel better but it doesn't really. Because the moment you start to feel better, they can't earn money off you anymore.
So, how does the scam work and why is is a multi-million £/$/€ business if it doesn't work?
Because it prays on your insecurities, pain and desire to feel better. And most self-help books are written in a way that will make you feel empowered and inspired while you read.
Say 'fuck' to that and 'fuck off' to this!
You do you!
Self-help books are also, usually, written in a way that doesn't support lasting change because they don't give you the right or enough tools to actually substain long-term change. How could they when they don't know you?
A book can't change your life, only you can via actions.
Your life, your choice!
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