And perhaps also, writing that admits that even those who have had success are still — in large part — looking for answers. I just don’t buy that everyone that succeeded wildly did so through a step by step process that can be accounted for in an article. So much has to fall in place, and so much is out of our control.

Part of my issue with so many of these articles is that they represent a new form of hubris — the writers assure us that they succeeded because of these things they’re suggesting. In reality, they got help, they fell on good fortune — opportunities that very few receive. That’s what irks me.

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