Self Help Generation

2:47 PM Michael Etienne Edwards 0 Comments

If I've noticed anything over the last few months it would have to be the multitude of articles telling 20 somethings things to do or stop doing in order to be more likable, more successful, a top star post graduate performer and I have to admit I've been pretty much sucked into it too. But how many lists must there be? If I carry out everything that thought catalog tells me too (Have good hygiene, be kind to others, stop trying to be someone your not) yes I am sure these are all things I should be doing, but is this really a formula to make me something special (thought catalog: "you are something special"/"you are not something special") but what is causing this explosion? Is it really this bad of an epidemic we care so much about what others think about us? (yes.. I mean we have twitter and instagram and facebook so EVERYONE can see how awesome our current life, future life, and inner linings of our brain look). Haha.. I am thinking I and everyone else in my age group need a little self help for our self help addiction. I'm not thought catalog and I don't have the answer to this one. But my best proposition is to forget all the eyes on yourself all the time. I know that's a tough one ---- after all what's a blog post for anyway. I think we are a generation fortunate to be able to create a spotlight on ourselves, rather easily. Sure, it's nice to bask in the light, but when we aren't in it, we want it and when we have it for a moment, we would like more. The human condition. I like thought catalog, but after reading the last few, I'm really letting myself get bullied around. Just a thought for your rolodex.