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Do you like self-help books?

 At first glance, literature is a self-development book (business book) that seems to be incompatible, but I like it unexpectedly. When you go to a bookstore, be sure to pick up the new book and look at it.

 Self-development books are about how to live and work, including how to earn money.
But, in fact, that theme is also the theme of literature. To put it another way, until recently, literature had played a role in these themes. For example, if it was a work style, it would be “Kani Kosen” and private novels such as Osamu Dazai and Kazuo Dan would be exactly how they live.

 It is a self-development book that has been theorized, based on the author's experience, with objective data and social situations, based on the themes of such former literature.

 However, the field is now diverse, and it is a chaotic situation that it is not clear whether it is a self-development book, a simple work style book, a way of earning, or all of them.

 And how literature lives and people lose their power. The self-development book is the one that really meets the old and new themes that people want.

 In the past, when I was a salaried worker, I was painful and painful, I wanted to quit my job, I went to the library and picked up the self-help books on the shelf from one end .
Until then, I thought that these issues were written in novels, and I dared not to read them, but I could say that this was a pioneer in self-development books, reading a book called "Rich Dad and Poor Dad" So, I thought it was lucky. He continued to fit in with Naoyuki Honda's book, as mentioned above, with Gou Takagi's book, and with Toshio Okada, and recently Horie's book.

 Meanwhile speaking, it's up to that point, but the new way of life and thinking is appealing to me, and the tentacles move by all means.

 But think with your own head. Perhaps it is abandonment of thinking for those who do literature.

 Returning to the story, the biggest difference between a self-help book and a novel is that a self-help book is a matter of course, but has a purpose. Make money, work, change jobs, change personality, live comfortably, freedom, and more.

 In order to obtain it, it is to coat concrete practices.

 And the way has changed with the times. Rich father makes money as it is. For Nomad, Daisuke Kaku and Tsuyoshi Takashiro. For entrepreneurship, the credit economy of affiliates and Toshio Okada. Needless to say, Mr. Horie, and about freedom, Sanctuary publishing people, self-esteem systems, and the most popular system in recent years are the unreasonable ones.

 This series of flows may be in the field of sociology (since I was majoring in sociology at a university), but if I studied it academically, it might be quite interesting.
And as I wrote the other day, the one that is in the spotlight now is YouTube, which is close to the strongest media, TV. So the person talking in the self-development system is basically a successful person. Few channels have a self-destructive way of life like literature, probably because a successful experience is desired by the audience.

 Conversely, in literary works, those who have presented (practiced) such a new way of life have almost failed. Or the tragic end. Osamu Dazai, Ango Sakaguchi and Kazuo Dan. The main characters of Ryotaro Shiba (Ryoma Sakamoto, Toshizo Hijikata).
In literature, like a self-development book, living like this is not guaranteed to succeed. Rather than saying only good words, do what you want, dream, and be free, the characters of literary works are paying the price to pay instead of success.
Because of its significance, self-development books do not write about the price to be paid or treat it as insignificant even if it is written. In the case of Horie, if it fails in the business, it is said that self-bankruptcy can be done.

 If I started my business and went bankrupt myself, I would probably not be able to stand up very much with the sorry to the creditors (although I would not be able to do the business of getting up or down before that) .
Nevertheless, readers of literary works, even if the hero ends in a tragedy, are attracted to the way of life in the story and have longing.

 However, knowing the price should not imitate or follow you easily (although some people may be inspired instead).

 When you get stuck in a self-help book, go to a seminar or membership salon, and see people who are just pushing for success, you're very dangerous to know too much about the price to pay behind success. You.

 For example, a single network business may succeed if you do it seriously, but you may lose ethics or lose friends instead. There are some friends around me who have been separated by the words “dream” and “freedom”.

 Of course, they may be far from friends, but if they are happy, that may be fine. However, it is very lonely to lose friends because of making money.

 It is probably difficult for literature to replace self-development books again. The only thing that can be done in literature is to turn essences inspired by self-development books into stories. For example, you might create a strong story that tells you what to lose instead of gaining success.

  However, if you think so, the self-development book may be the best thing as a story material. And there are also people who show it and waving the flag.
That being said, novelists and self-development books may be together in that they want to convey something. Now, there are many people who write books (enlightenment book) of enlightenment system from novelists, and many people of enlightenment system (which may be rude if you say this).

  I think this seamless feeling will deepen in the future. Regardless of the end, on either side, I just want to produce a good literary work.
Speaking of self-development, Nakamura thought that it would be a modern preaching story.
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