The Danger of Self-Help | Dragos Bratasanu

I grew up during the last years of Communism in Romania with a deep poverty consciousness and not many hopes for the future. When I was a student living on about $100 a month, an unhappy relationship forced me to take refuge in bookstores. After spending seven years reading almost everything on the shelves on personal development I became really angry and frustrated with myself because I wasn't able to accomplish what some of the books and programs promised: ultimate success in 21 steps, a million dollars in 90 days, the three, the four, the seven things I had to do or not to do in order to be happy and successful. "What is wrong with me?" I thought. "What is wrong with me that I can't achie