Sam Lavigne | Push Button for Self-Help

‘Self-help is the descendent of a certain line of thought that arose out of the defeats, or perceived defeats of 60’s. From these perceived defeats a movement gave up on transforming the political reality, turned inward and proclaimed that “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (a statement falsely attributed to Gandhi). The turning inward, the imperative to “change the self” inevitably led to the commercialization of “changing the self;” today it is fully-realized in the self-help industry.'