Open Letter to Jon Westenberg, and Other Self-Help Blowhards
Henry Wismayer

Exactly Henry. What spites me about the life-hackers is the formulas they use: vulnerability, swearing, listicles, appeal to authenticity, appeal to false-positives (as if these were all genuine concerns they were having instead of being scripted).

They say Medium engagement responds to a 6th grade level, I was a bit sad to read that. Emotionally, this means a lot of content that’s popular, is also not genuine.

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