The dangerous power of self ‘help’ books

From hustle culture to toxic productivity, there’s a very real dark side to all those self improvement books

Photo by Mikael Seegen on Unsplash

“Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week.” — Elon Musk

Self help books promote personal improvement and productivity growth at the cost of our wellbeing.

The ‘laziness lie’: our worth is in our productivity, there is always more we could be doing, and we can’t trust our own feelings around our limits of work.

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