Has anyone read this book? I've read recently that I suffer from learned hopelessness, and was hoping that this book might change my hopeless attitude. Do you think these books are generally bullshit?
op u want a good book to give u an attitude adjustment? get Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy. he wrote a lot of self-help shit of varying quality from huckstery salesman techniques and "millionaire secrets" type shit, to middling career advice for climbing bureaucracies, to books like Maximum Achievement...he takes a lot of his shit from the greeks, but since he's trying to help plebs of various education levels get their shit together he doesn't spam you with academic showboating, just tells you the ideas you need to stop being a sad neet, u can get the audiobook (read by author) on any torrent tracker
Not the OP, but I got a pdf of this book out of curiosity after this thread popped up.
I'm nearly 50 pages in at this point, and I do have to say this is the first self-help book (granted, I haven't read much) I've read where
1. I didn't feel talked down to
2. I didn't feel that it was overly contaminated by capitalist ideology
That is what /lit/erature is for. Self help is really a temporary fix for a faulty world view, like targeting the problem not the source.
Read lit for that. Respect yourself, enjoy the world, take none of it seriously. That is the world view that all the best literature hints at.
Nope, it will sooth it and mollycoddle it, until you know how to perfectly insulate yourself.
The only way to cure your fear is to fail spectacularly and repeatedly until you realise how much healthier it is for your intelligence.