Reading this book could change your life.
The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.
Is happiness something you choose for yourself? The Courage to Be Disliked presents a simple and straightforward answer. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of nineteenth-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, this book follows an illuminating dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. Over the course of five conversations, the philosopher helps his student to understand how each of us is able to determine the direction of our own life, free from the shackles of past traumas and the expectations of others.
Rich in wisdom, The Courage to Be Disliked will guide you through the concepts of self-forgiveness, self-care, and mind decluttering. It is a deeply liberating way of thinking, allowing you to develop the courage to change and ignore the limitations that you might be placing on yourself. This plainspoken and profoundly moving book unlocks the power within you to find lasting happiness and be the person you truly want to be. Millions have already benefited from its teachings, now you can too.
Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga argue in The Courage to Be Disliked that your obsession with other people's opinions is the root of all your problems. As a result, you start to put other people's desires before your own; you start to dislike other people's success because it detracts from your own appeal; you start to believe that you are inept when you don't receive someone else's approval, even though that approval is impossible to obtain.
The book was well-received in Asia before becoming a Western bestseller. Kishimi is an expert on Adlerian psychology and a registered counsellor. As the Socrates to Kishimi's Socrates, Koga, a professional business writer, claims to have translated and transformed Kishimi's thoughts into a more comprehensible form for the general audience.
You'll discover Kishimi and Koga's unconventional philosophy of life in this book—care less about what other people think, and serve others out of really personal satisfaction. You'll discover how to use that to access the freedom and joy that are innate to human existence.
A healthy feeling of inferiority is not something that comes from comparing oneself to others; it comes from one’s comparison with one’s ideal self.