The Self-Help Movement and Why It's Ultimately a Scam

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artist905
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The main reason why you should never listen to successful people, is they don't take survivorship bias into account.

This is a great video that explains survivorship bias and puts things into perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHkCJU9U2Tc
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not even going to bother watching it. if you hate our society so much, just leave it, lol.
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I have been helping myself for my entire life, seems to work pretty well.
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I just research how people actually become success aka self-earned not trust fund.
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I have been helping myself for my entire life, seems to work pretty well.
Thats a good point.

When I refer to the self-help movement I am criticizing the cottage industry of "gurus" and new age bs-artists who sell books, tapes, cassettes, webinars or coaching.

I am all for people learning from failure/trial&error etc but I dislike how society sets us up with unrealistic expectations.
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(Original post by artist905)
Thats a good point.

I am criticizing the cottage industry of "gurus" who sell books, tapes, cassettes, webinars or coaching.

I am all for people learning from failure/trial&error etc but I dislike how society sets us up with unrealistic expectations.
Anyone using those have failed in the first basic step of helping yourself, doing it yourself.
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Anyone reading the first page of an Eckhart Tolle book should know that this stuff is crap
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