chapter  7
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the various chapters of this self-help book. This self-help book contributes to a cementation of individualistic adaptation formula for surviving in modern life. The connections between religious, psychological and political undercurrents often flow into one another through mutual influences in today's post-traditional society. The result of this is that psychology acquires greater impact on popular culture, and self-help literature even greater authority, when it can make claims of having a scientific basis. Andries Kroese, professor of vascular surgery, states the stress mastery formula, the appeal to the reader to turn inwards, is perhaps foremost common underlying message of self-help literature, whether the method is called neurolinguistic programming, cognitive self-help, mindfulness, self-leadership, self-esteem or self-control. The enormous strength and magnetism of the self-help culture stems from how it speaks directly to the individual and is experienced as being intimate and relevant than, for example, environmental and climate problems.