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 pressure of 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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