Wherever you go nowadays you will find people on every street corner offering to help you to make improvements to yourself. It is indeed fortunate that there is so much assistance at hand. However, it seems to me that when it comes to this whole business of making improvements there are essentially two kinds of approaches you can take. You can either pick things up or you can put them down. Picking things up is called making improvements. Putting them down is called unimproving yourself.