26 Jul 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.
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.
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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