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Advantages and Disadvantages of the Self Help Literature

ByRolando José Olivo

The self-help literature is a complex and abstract topic, which goes beyond reading books, having new knowledge and using them in a practical way. In this approach prevails a learning process to “be and stay in the world”, in order to face the problems and solve them if it is possible. Even more, there are five premises that mold self-help: a) the principles and moral values are flexible, according to personal and cultural criteria, b) resistance to change, c) extraordinary results require enormous efforts, d) people always must be optimistic, and e) personal improvement is an endless process. Although self-help has advantages and disadvantages (exposed in biased radical opinions), the richness of some self-help books confirms the innate capacity of people to explore new frontiers, and contribute to the progress and development of humankind.

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Publication Date
Apr 16, 2019
Language
English
ISBN
9780359596188
Category
Personal Growth
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Rolando José Olivo

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PDF

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