A single book can change your life.
Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.
Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that's deeply 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Some “self-help” books peddle obvious truths as earth-shattering discoveries. The Courage to Be Disliked takes the opposite approach, delivering thoughtful and occasionally revelatory insights in an understated, unapologetically intelligent package. Based on the work of influential Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler, this book unfolds as a Socratic dialogue between a wise man and a skeptical young person. The optimistic premise that guides the conversation has universal appeal: Everyone is capable of change, the past does not determine the future, and all behaviour is the result of active choices. We’ll return to this eloquent volume again and again.
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Simple yet mind-blowing.
Most of the ideas discussed in this book were super counter intuitive and hard to grasp. Often times because the world we live in encourages the easy way and the path that everyone is following. But this book is different; it explains and supports each of its points clearly through dialogues. It is a practical philosophy that can be applied to every day life. If you have a close mind, you might tend to close it every now and then but don’t... once you finished, reflect and get back to it. Try to put it into practice (caution! You may be disliked along the way and that’s okay). It surely was a unique experience and super-duper thought provoking.
“Life is meaningless but it’s your task to give it meaning” from the book.
The courage to be disliked
This is definitely an excellent book. Do not hesitate to read it if you are Someone who is curious and has an interest in people, human behaviour, psychology, theories, why people do what they do and how to end the suffering. I loved it.
Too long and dragged out too much
Maybe it is just the style of writing that I am just not into. Started of ok but half way through the format just got boring.