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In this follow-up to the international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked, discover how to reconnect with your true self, experience true happiness, and live the life you want.
What if one simple choice could unlock your destiny?
Already a major Japanese bestseller, this eye-opening and accessible follow-up to the “compelling” (Marc Andreessen) international phenomenon The Courage to be Disliked shares the powerful teachings of Alfred Adler, one of the giants of 19th-century psychology, through another illuminating dialogue between the philosopher and the young man.
Three years after their first conversation, the young man finds himself disillusioned and disappointed, convinced Adler’s teachings only work in theory, not in practice. But through further discussions between the philosopher and the young man, they deepen their own understandings of Adler’s powerful teachings, and learn the tools needed to apply Adler’s teachings to the chaos of everyday life.
To be read on its own or as a companion to the bestselling first book, The Courage to Be Happy reveals a bold new way of thinking and living, empowering you to let go of the shackles of past trauma and the expectations of others, and to use this freedom to create the life you truly desire.
Plainspoken yet profoundly moving, reading The Courage to Be Happy will light a torch with the power to illuminate your life and brighten the world as we know it. Discover the courage to choose happiness.
Taking the form of a Socratic dialogue between a young educator and his mentor, this instructive and enjoyable follow-up to The Courage to Be Disliked extends Kishimi and Koga's interpretation of Adlerian psychology from the philosopher's study into the real world. In the three years that have elapsed since the first book, the young man in the dialogue has tried to implement Austrian psychotherapist Alfred Alder's theories and failed to see their benefit when applied to unruly schoolchildren and returns to confront his former teacher. In a conversation lasting until dawn, the young man repeatedly protests what he sees as the abstract nature of Adler's ideas and argues they are "divorced from reality." In order to demonstrate the "self-reliance" that Adler considered the goal of education, the philosopher leads his former student to draw his own conclusions by modeling the methods he prescribes. Witnessing this exchange, the reader follows the young man's path toward accepting the simplicity of Adler's exhortation to "love, be self-reliant, and choose life," however difficult it may be. Thanks to the summaries of key concepts and many digestible, koanlike insights, readers will find this an approachable introduction to many of Adler's theories on learning and self-improvement.