Read Samuel Smiles’ self-help in Persian
Maryam Taqdisi converts “Samuel Smiles’ Self-help: a 52 brilliant ideas interpretation” into Persian.
IBNA: Samuel Smiles was a 19th-century Scottish author and reformer. His ‘Self-help’ published in 1859 became one of the most important works of the 19th century on ethics, hard work and piety. By the time of Smiles' death in 1904 ‘Self-help’ had sold over a quarter of a million its author to celebrity status.
The origins of Smiles' Self-Help lay in a speech he gave in March 1845 in response to a request by a Mutual Improvement Society, published as The Education of the Working Classes. In it he said: “I would not have any one here think that, because I have mentioned individuals who have raised themselves by self-education from poverty to social eminence, and even wealth, these are the chief marks to be aimed at. That would be a great fallacy. Knowledge is of itself one of the highest enjoyments. The ignorant man passes through the world dead to all pleasures, save those of the senses...Every human being has a great mission to perform, noble faculties to cultivate, a vast destiny to accomplish. He should have the means of education, and of exerting freely all the powers of his godlike nature.”
In his 2009 book “Samuel Smiles’ Self-help: a 52 brilliant ideas interpretation” Steve Shipside tries to revive Smiles’ ideas despite their 150 years of age while adding interpretations to them and updating them to a more practical level.
Smiles emphasized on the ‘self’ as the source of all changes as he believes that for elevating the status of people’s lives no external help would be effective.
“Samuel Smiles’ Self-help: a 52 brilliant ideas interpretation” is converted into Persian by Maryam Taqdisi and published by Qoqnoos Publciatinos in 174 pages.
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