Being Well Podcast: The Pitfalls of Self-Help: Comparison and The Secret

Being Well Podcast: The Pitfalls of Self-Help: Comparison and The Secret

In the second episode related to the pitfalls of self-help, we explore how individuals and environments can manipulate others by making them feel like something is wrong with them. 

This is a self-help podcast. And there’s a lot to like about self-help! But it has it’s issues as well. Today we’re exploring our exploration of those issues by focusing on painful forms of comparison and the natural vs. supernatural frame.

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Key Topics:

2:45: Being goal directed vs. self-acceptance. 

6:50: Exploitative practices and the fragile psyche. 

10:20: Relating to “problems” in healthy ways. 

14:20: Comparison and creating a sense of lack. 

16:30: Identifying good teachers and communities.

21:30: Comparison.

24:00: Separating means and ends. 

26:00: How to deal with comparison. 

30:30: How much do we actually control?

33:00: The Secret, and the natural vs. supernatural frames. 

39:15: Cheapening the truly transcendent. 

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