Thursday, 25 March 2021

[MPOV] The Courage to Be Disliked

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.08/5
Published: December 12th, 2013
Author: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
Genre: non-fiction, self-help

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It’s a philosophy that’s profoundly liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves.

The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you. 

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March: A book written by a Japanese author

This book is written in a dialogue version between a youth and a philosopher. It covers mostly about Adler's psychology as compared with Freudian Aetiology and Socrates teachings, to name a few. Here are some excerpts taken from the book:

It is a refreshing insight on what Alfred Adler's psychology is all about. However as the dialogue progresses, I found it to be quite repetitive that it bores me at times. As such, I tend to speed read through. It is also confusing at some point that I had reread it to understand. I think it's more due to it's translation though.

The only thing missing in this book is the summary of it all. That would have been a great help which we can refer to as and when we like. With some key words that we can repeatedly remind ourselves especially for the likes of me who are forgetful. 

Anyway, just sharing a couple of excerpts which I liked best:

So, life is simple. Just live in the current now, forget of the past and the future. To live happily, one should live in harmony with society and to be self-reliant which lead to interpersonal relationships and separation of tasks. Last but not least, expressing our gratitude is of utmost importance and not praising others. I hoped I have summarized it correctly :-)

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