The internet is full of advice meant to show us how to be better people, telling us how we should treat others, how to raise our families right, and what it means to be a moral person. But we should ask ourselves this- who are these mysterious advice mongers, and what's in it for them?
If you want to know why society seems to shun you, or why you seem to get no respect, it's because society is full of people who need things. They need houses built, they need food to eat, they need entertainment, they need fulfilling sexual relationships.
the moment you came into the world, you became part of a system designed purely to see to people's needs.
Meanwhile Cracked alum and author of John Dies At The End David Wong has some good stuff to say with (virtually) no ulterior motives in mind, and instead of speaking in platitudes his words of wisdom cut deep like a self-help shiv:
I want you to try something: Name five impressive things about yourself. Write them down or just shout them out loud to the room. But here's the catch -- you're not allowed to list anything you are (i.e., I'm a nice guy, I'm honest), but instead can only list things that you do (i.e., I just won a national chess tournament, I make the best chili in Massachusetts). If you found that difficult, well, this is for you...
THE WORLD ONLY CARES ABOUT WHAT IT CAN GET FROM YOU
Now advice of this type is always take it or leave it as far as I'm concerned, but David's 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person has over twenty million views and serves as both good advice and a really entertaining read.
Read 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person at Cracked (contains NSFW language)