Recently, I realised the term “self help” was really begininnig to irritate me a bit. Its just about 5 years since I purchased my first official “self-help book” – the 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership by John C Maxwell. That book really did change my life and signaled the start of my Journey to learn the wisdom of the ages…. I might be a bit of philosopher myself may i will write a book too! We’ll see!
Back to this term “self help books”. The more I think about it the more I really don’t get. If I read a book to learn on leadership, personal management or on entrepreneurship. It is deemed that I am reading a self help book. Alrite its about me taking the initiative to help myself….
Alrite so if someone buys a book to learn more on graphic design that is not considered a self help book? This is puzzling to me.
Why are certain subject areas labelled as “self help” and others are not? I wonder what this reveals about our great society?
Does it mean many of us believe that some skills can’t be developed an refined?