stop reading self-help books, they’re ruining your life.

stop reading self-help books, they’re ruining your life.

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I’ve wanted to make this video for a while, after being often told fiction wastes your time, and being recommended endless self-help books. I do recognise it’s a function of my niche and the people I’m surrounded by that everyone feels so strongly self-help books are amazing and fiction is a waste of time, but because I strongly feel the opposite, I just had to get this off my chest 😅

To make your life easier:
0:00 Intro
1:31 Why self help sucks: It’s the Thought That Counts
3:47 What about Beauty?
5:45 How to Read: Method 1, For the Record
7:21 How to Read: Method 2, Hold that Thought
8:30 How to Read: Method 3, Cover to Cover

WHO AM I: I’m Elizabeth, a medical student, painter, YouTuber and Podcaster in London. I love to think and talk about life, art, medicine, books and meaning. And also how to find the time to do those things. If you’d like to watch me paint and talk about life, I do that on my podcast ( and if you’d like to read my thoughts and book notes, I have a newsletter you can join (

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