July 05, 2009

Self-Help Hurts ...so says one Canadian Study. My editorial opinion: Duh!
  • You always hurt the one you love.
  • Self-help just means you're taking advice from an asshole.
  • Self-help books have done wonders for their authors.
  • I love this article so much. I've read it multiple times in the last few days. Science and rational thinking score a (brief) victory!
  • But I really AM a loveable asshole!
  • To quote the article: "They found that, paradoxically, those with low self-esteem were in a better mood when they were allowed to have negative thoughts than when they were asked to focus exclusively on affirmative thoughts." Seriously, what might we make of THAT? Could it have something to do with "depressive realism"?