[…] The suggestion people should “help themselves” to feel better was first mooted by Victorian Samuel Smiles 150 years ago.
His book, called simply Self Help, sold a quarter of a million copies and included guidance such as: “Heaven helps those who help themselves.”
Self-help is now a multi-billion pound global industry. […]
Keywords: Joanne Wood, Canada, University of Waterloo, University of New Brunswick, autosuggestion