What is Self Help or Self Improvement ?
It simply means to help yourself by making yourself better in specific areas.
A couple of centuries ago, when children were born, they would be brought up by their parents for some years only. After that, they would send their children to special teachers (mentors) who used to educate these students by different methods.
They would train them emotionally and mentally according to that time. This was a widespread practice and helped in forming better individuals who were mentally and physically strong.
Gradually, as the time passed, parents preferred to send their children to schools rather than to these mentors.
Modern schools don’t have these influential mentors, and hardly they teach any extra skills which can be helpful anywhere apart from academic.
Therefore, a child has insufficient people to learn from, i.e., parents, friends, schoolmates, neighbor, relatives and some other people he comes in contact with.
He learns whatever he sees and listens these people around him reflecting. He takes advice from these people who themselves might have limited knowledge of handling a particular problem and providing solutions.
When these children grow up to become individuals, they face many problems like anxiety, sour relationships, financial issues, communication, dealing with situations and many such matters. All of these remain unsolved due to the lack of good advice and guidance from a good source.
Why I told you this story?
This probably is the story of many people.
People feel disconnected, though they are connected on many social platforms! They feel alone even when there are so many people in this world.
We all face so many ups and downs in our life, but, the real problem isn’t that we meet ups and downs, it is that we don’t have quality people around us who can lift us up when we are struggling. People, who can provide us with better solutions or show us the path.
So ‘Self-Help’ becomes really important because not everyone, every time is lucky enough to get the support from the right people.