"The Cynic's Guide to 'Self-Improvement'" Book Description:
The concept of “self-improvement” is not new by any stretch of the imagination, but it has grown exponentially in the mainstream marketplace over recent years. So what exactly is it?
To some, "self-improvement" is a means of developing their potential and achieving their goals. For others, it is a way to find inner peace and a sense of stability. And for others still, it is a whole bunch of nonsensical mumbo jumbo that is believed to only prey on the weak-willed and meek-minded.
There are plenty of people who buy into the notion of “self-improvement” without any hesitation at all. But what about those who either don’t believe in its necessity, don’t believe that it actually works, or those who feel disillusioned by false promises and failed attempts at achieving their dreams? Essentially, what does “self-improvement” have to offer the cynic?
In this book we will start to answer this question by addressing some of the common objections cynics have about the topic of “self-improvement.” And through a balanced perspective, this book will start to explain how we can begin to find the happy medium between naive optimism and extreme cynicism, all so that we can remain hopeful about life without losing our wits.