It’s interesting to think about current “self-help” trends. So often the “help” is framed within capitalist standards:
How do you make yourself better?
By becoming “happier.”
How do you become happier?
By buying more things. (like the self-help book!)
How do you buy more things?
You make more money.
How you make more money?
The wheel could turn forever. But the emphasis is the person being a part of an economic process. But what is happiness? And does it actually aid in a more meaningful life?