Instead of bashing counseling, why not improve it? Instead of suggesting a separation between philosophy with traditional psychotherapy, why not use them both according to the needs of each patient? Marinoff aims at the casual reader making it easy to understand some philosophical ideas, and presents interesting thoughts that could be entertained in the readers mind with the purpose of self-discovery but nothing more.
Instead of demonizing counseling, why don’t we find ways to improve it? Why shouldn’t people use traditional psychotherapy combined with philosophy to try and help them according to his or her personal needs. People can be able to have an insight into how some philosophical ideas and the practice of self-discovery can be a good combination to help people find their happiness.