Yes, indeed. A lot of my exposure was from pop psychology when I was young. Scripts people live, the “inner child” stuff – all very common stuff floating around. Multiple intelligences, trait development, etc. Some of it was scammy — a lot of it was and still is — people will gladly pay money for promises of happiness and life-fulfillment — but there’s a lot of good in the material regardless of dressing.

Yes, indeed. A lot of my exposure was from pop psychology when I was young.
Scripts people live, the “inner child” stuff – all very common stuff floating around. Multiple intelligences, trait development, etc.
Some of it was scammy — a lot of it was and still is — people will gladly pay money for promises of happiness and life-fulfillment — but there’s a lot of good in the material regardless of dressing.
Zig Ziglar was the father of the motivational speaking, which eventually fed into positive psychology –
Norman Vincent Peale was of that line — he was in all the little “Christian motivational” booklets I’d see at my church as a little kid, or in other places.
The newer equivalent of Peale and Ziglar would be Oprah Winfrey’s favorite “The Secret” or Eckhart Tolle — I’d only known of Peale but I know that they’re all repeating the same messages in different ways.
Tony Robbins, the Neurolinguistic Programming stuff, even 12-step program literature and the self-help stuff from Jordan B Peterson — all part of the same basic family, each with different little twists.

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