Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze with Svend Brinkmann

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.

Watch Svend Brinkmann, philosopher and psychologist, in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Loved this snippet? Watch the full edit here:

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