by Paul Verhaeghe
The “What about Me?: the struggle for identity in a market-based society” is an amazing book that describes who we are and what our meaning of life is in this society. Paul Verhaeghe is the author of this meaningful book. Paul Verhaeghe is a professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Paul Verhaeghe writes many self-help books and all of them are worth to read. “What about Me?: the struggle for identity in a market-based society” was published in German, English, Korean, Chinese and Slovenian. The author says in this book, if anybody fails to succeed in this current life, they must have something wrong with them because of the heavy pressure.
Nowadays, school, colleges and universities are made for business purposes. Love is difficult to find, everybody thinks for themselves and also struggle to lead meaningful lives. The author explores the effects of 30 years of neoliberalism, privatization and the relationship between our engineered society and individual identity. Furthermore, Paul Verhaeghe shows the impact that social change is having on mental health and affecting the nature of the disorders from which we suffer. All in all, What about Me? Is an informative book for everyone.