American Self-Improvement? Pfff

Ok, so here I am, wrting my first blog post (what an achievement). If you want to know who I am read the about page.

Hey, you’ve skipped it? Come back and click!

You still haven’t clicked it?? Well done, it’s full of crap.

And now we can finally start talking about the title of this post.

American self-improvement… why am I talking about this? Because I’ve been hooked up by that stuff for years, nor I’m american!

Since examples are always better, I’m talking about those websites and books which have posts and chapters such as:

  • “The 10 steps to success!”
  • “How to become richer than Bill Gates (proven method)”
  • “Achieve the focus of a Zen monk in 7 minutes”

And the unsatisfied people fall into the trap so easily, believing they’re not able to pass their school exams, to write their book or to start their business because they’re not meditating every day, because they’re not applying the Pareto’s principle or the Pomodoro technique.

1# You don’t want what you think you want

From childhood hours we’re immersed in a goal-oriented society.

Wait! I’m not going to shut against society, since society is simply and (more or less) unalterably what it is.

What I want to show is just that we usually don’t want the degree we’re trying to get, we don’t want more money, we don’t want bigger houses. What I’ve noticed is that what we want is often just peace and delight. Do you feel guilty while you read this? Well, so unfortunately the social mechanism has done his work. Try to escape it. Good luck!

So why is self-growth a waste of time? Because it’s a tool we don’t use wisely, like using a screwdiver to put out a fire.

2# Peace&Delight don’t equal lazyness

The whole concept of my blog is about joking around lazyness. And maybe I’m really lazy, who knows.

By the way be careful, because I’m not suggesting you embracing a “I don’t care” lifestyle. If you detach from the goals you don’t want, you get what you need to survive and  you wait some time, the goals you really want will appear, and you’ll for sure embrace a far more creative life.

And you won’t need to think about useless productivity techniques.

Well, I’m done

Yes I know, I express opinion very fast, very briefly. Why? Because what I say it’s obvious. You don’t need to read more, you just need to take your time to reflect. Few words are necessary to understand ourselves. The truth is always plain, simple.

Or maybe I’m idle.