Why Does Self-Help Make You Feel Like Crap?

Separate the Quality from the Toxic

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Once upon a time, self-help advice made you feel better. Now, it makes you feel like crap.

Not all of it, of course. I tend to think Medium is a bright spot in a broader sea of online toxicity. But it does seem that the vast majority of self-help is designed to make us feel worse about ourselves.

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Jake Wilder

I don’t know where I’m going. But at least I know how to get there.