Pablum

Listening to the TED radio hour the other day, it’s become clear that anyone who can package time-tested principles in new wrapping can get their 15 minutes of fame. A well-educated individual was talking about commitment as if she had discovered the concept.

The self-help section at Barnes and Noble is full of allegedly helpful, “life-changing” information written by enterprising men and women. Apart from the motivation generated by contractual obligations to publishers, how can they always have so much to say?

Kudos to them for making a living at it, though. I wonder how often they take their own advice.

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