You're Not Very Important explodes the myth that if people raise their level of self-esteem, the world will somehow be better off. It claims that ideals and "dreams aren't worth getting out of bed for." Why such tongue-in-cheek negativity? Texter feels that raising your own self-esteem can only lead to the downfall or ruination of others leaving the world more screwed up than it already is. In You're Not Very Important, he suggests viable ways to minimize self-esteem and improve today's troubled world.
Good planning should be avoided, particularly if you're one of those methodic, task-oriented persons who must write down your plans. Unwritten plans are more easily forgotten. For the same reason, Daytimers, To-Do lists, and calendars should be trashed immediately. Not completing tasks is a surefire way to leave well-enough alone while not screwing up things for others.
Avoid education at all costs. An unenlightened society will be unable to produce most, if not all of the ideas which led to so-called improvements that caused the world's problems in the first place — cancer being an example. In an uneducated society, there would be little cancer because heavy industry, which produces cancer-causing agents, would dry up.
If you cannot live off your parents and must work to support yourself, rather than wasting your life by working hard, carefully plan a work-related accident. It will provide monetary compensation for the rest of your life and provide employment for another person.
Shuck everything that hints of God or religion, says You're Not Very Important. Self-esteem built on religion is a powder keg. A simple glance at past history, regardless of its holy books, music, and beliefs, reveals the hypnotic horrors of an inspirational belief system.
Texter would recommend avoiding everyone who might con you into an organized belief system. This includes writers who author self-help manuals to raise esteem when it is obvious the world is screwed up as is. There is no reason for you to make it worse.
Indulging your creative imagination and developing your talents could be considered downright tyranny over others because they'll feel compelled to copy or out-perform you. "People learn by imitation," says Texter, so by all means don't inspire them. Avoid books, movies, and anything motivational lest you become monkey-like and copy their tripe.
You're Not Very Important insists that you should spend whatever money you have. Don't bother saving it. The more you and everyone else spend, the quicker the economy will implode. Texter estimates it will take about twenty minutes. After all, saving money "is a way to get yourself out of the situation you're in." There is no reason to deny yourself anything because when the economy collapses, everyone will be in the same low-esteem situation.