Doh!!!! So much help; so little improvement!
Think about it. You can get help these days on every aspect of your life; sex, work, relationships, stress, fitness, eating, career, even laughter and happiness! So why aren't we all expert at everything and leading amazingly successful, happy lives? Could the whole self help model be broken?
I can't help thinking something's wrong. Mental health issues are steeply on the rise in schools. People generally feel more isolated and lonely than ever. Binge drinking and eating continue to rise and more people feel stressed than ever. Why?
Given the range of amazing technology, coaching and psychological support available, shouldn't these trends be going the other way? Is there something fundamentally wrong with the way we are trying to improve our lives?
Could it be that change now happens so fast and the volume of noise competing for our attention is so great, that all the help, coaching, books and technology on offer to make our lives better, is simply adding to the stress and burden of already overburdened lives?
Do we need to be told how to laugh, or be happy or distress or would we better stopping doing stuff and simply finding ourselves, playing, laughing, talking and chilling as a result?
Is the answer to simply, turn everything off, close all the books and be ourselves for a bit? After all we learn and grow best when we play!