The origins of ‘self help’

The original “self help” book was named just that, ‘Self Help’ by Samuel Smiles in 1859. This book encourages hard work, persistence, and courage. Ideas that are timeless and can be as beneficial today as they were then. Perhaps the most famous “self help” book in modern history was ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon…

Predicting the future is futile

“You will need to marry five men then.” Said Mama, with a poker face and without looking at me. She kept knitting calmly while I sat there with my mouth agape. I looked at her expressionless face and noticed the suppressed smile hovering at the corner of her mouth. From her face, I gauged that…