The pitfualls of self-help books...
by Ed Matlack
Friday, July 03, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It all comes down to whether or not "YOU" or "I" allow & wish to accept help...
I start to read these books,
With high hopes of the new me,
Blazing forth into a new outlook,
But lose interest quite fast,
And never with regards chapters, get to the last…
I find myself wanting more,
And wanting it right away,
The books do not of course,
Know me or my life’s score,
So after reading only half,
I make up my mind that the book is quite poor…
It will then sit on my bookshelf,
Gathering dust till the next time,
I get the urge to re-read what in the past I read,
Re-thinking again what the book has said,
Finding flaws in its basic concept,
Finding my own flaws that it would point out,
Try to change, then realize that in reality,
I am just myself; books can show me “A” way,
But it is, afterall, in the end,
What I do think with regards life,
That is how I go or say…
© -ed- 7/3/15
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|Reviewed by Walt Hardester
|I really liked the one...."I'm OK, you are f***d up."
|Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke
|The only thing a self help book can give you ...is more height - LOL
Just be the best 'YOU' you can be. That's all you need.
|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|I myself can't stand self help books. I have to be me and let life teach me. On the job learning is the best in my opinion.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Self Help books, are for the most part for the sad people who want a brand new them, and the believe they can get it out of a damn book. You, Ed, are not in that "sad" category, you are who you are and if you want more a book isn't going to give it to ya . . .|