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The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


During WWII there was a famous poster of Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the camera saying, "Uncle Sam Wants You." The poster obviously attempted to get the observer to make the difficult choice to sign up for the military. I am attempting something similar, trying to deepen your personal involvement with the difficult issues in this book.

The ultimate in self responsibility: Wherever I am unhappy, there is where I need to change myself. Most of us blame others.

Up to now, many readers (you, too?) have been reading glibly along without fully accepting that I really did mean them when I discussed difficult issues. These next chapters, in which I talk controversially about your favorite groups, will leave you in no doubt that I really did mean you too. Your reaction may take several forms:


(1) You can blame me, thereby keeping yourself in Stage II unhappiness (see Chapter 4 for description of Stages).

(2) You can decide that change is necessary for you and decide upon waiting, Stage III, or what new choice, Stage IV, is appropriate for you now.

(3) You can decide I am wrong and happily choose to read further, or you can choose to drop this book for now/ forever.

Obviously, (2) and (3) are happier choices than (1).

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Needing someone else to understand is a trap that causes millions of us lifelong happiness deficits.

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   OUR FAVORITE GROUPS: THIS AUTHOR WANTS YOU!
   CELEBRATION TIME
   MUST LACK OF UNDERSTANDING FEEL BAD?
   HARD TRUTHS @ UNDERSTANDING AND BEING UNDERSTOOD
   YOUR GROUP HAS THE SAME PROBLEMS AS ACME INC.
   GOING-ALONG DISEASE
   BLAMING OTHERS DISEASE
   EFFECTIVE ACTIVISM TODAY
   THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY


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