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Svend Brinkmann on Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze

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  • Mental health
  • Arts and society
  • Philosophy

Watch Svend Brinkmann, philosopher and psychologist, in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event!

The pace of modern life is accelerating, and the self-help shelves are groaning with advice on how to keep up. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: anxiety, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high. Leading Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra. The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner self, but in coming to terms with yourself in order to coexist peacefully with others. 

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