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Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga – THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED : How To Free Yourself, Change Your Life & Achieve Real Happiness

THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED : The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How To Change Your Life And Achieve Real Happiness

Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga


How To Harness Simple Yet Profound Lessons Required To Liberate real Inner Selves & Find Lasting Happiness

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ISBN 9781982100391
Book Condition LIKE NEW
Publisher Atria Books
Publication Date 08 May 2018
Pages 272
Weight 0.35 kg
Dimension 21.4 × 14 × 2.5 cm
Retail Price RM52.72
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★★ Marie Claire’s best self-help books for 2018 ★★
★★ Three million copies sold worldwide★★
Everyone is on a quest for happiness, and in doing so do you have the courage to be disliked? But “The courage to be happy also includes the courage to be disliked” It is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to change your life and achieve real happiness.
Reading this book could change your life.. 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. This book has 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.

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.
The Courage To Be Disliked is a Japanese analysis of the work of 19th-century psychologist Alfred Adler, who established that happiness lies in the hands of each human individual and does not depend on past traumas. The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.
Is happiness something you choose for yourself? The Courage to Be Disliked presents a simple and straightforward answer. It 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.
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. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. This book comes in the calm, cool-headed style you would expect from Eastern philosophers.
By shining a light on Adler’s work, it fills a gap in our current pop psychology conversation. It provides a useful, level-headed approach to living a happy and fulfilled life. 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.
In a nutshell, the book unfolds through exchanges between a philosopher and student. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each human being exists to determine our own life, free from the limits of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others.
The book invites readers reflect on what is deeply liberating, on what or whom allows us to reach inside ourselves to find the courage to change. It is also set up to invite readers to see through self-created limitations other people seem to place on us.
Ponder these 5 key Take-aways that stand out:

●1. Accept you cannot please everyone
To say yes to everything and everyone, is setting yourself up for a fall. To be true to yourself means accepting how you feel, expressing your truth and accepting everyone is not going to agree with you or see the world in the same way you do. Agree to disagree and life is then much simpler.
●2. Discover all relationship problems mirror inner conflict
The view offered is that we create relationships as a means to get to know ourselves. This problems we think we have with others point to our unconscious resistance to accepting parts of our shadow.
●3. See that seeking recognition is an ego trap
Instead of seeking recognition, pinpoint why you do not recognize yourself as you are, why you resists recognizing and celebrating what you have already achieved, or why you resist giving yourself recognition.
●4. Discard other people’s tasks
You are taught to live according to other people’s views, desires, direction and percpetion of life pupose and experiences. Turns out, stepping back and recognizing who and what you truly live for is a thought-provoking and potentially life-transforming journey.
●5. Trusting yourself and being confident are not the same
Feeling inferior or superior, making choices in life to reinforce related unconscious beliefs are stepping stones to growing aware of the bigger game that you are playing. No valid excuse exists for hiding from truth. You only begin to see through and dismantle smokescreens when the ego becomes a friend and teacher.
Essentially, the book argues that if you have the courage to set boundaries, pursue your own tasks, treat others as true equals, stop dwelling on the past (because that’s another excuse to try to put yourself above the people who have hurt you), change yourself without trying to change others, and understand that some people will dislike you for living this way, you can live a happy life.
About the Authors :
Ichiro Kishimi was born in Kyoto, where he currently resides. He writes and lectures on Alderian psychology and provides counseling for youths in psychiatric clinics as a certified counselor and consultant for the Japanese Society of Adlerian Psychology. He is the translator, into Japanese, of selected writings by Alfred Adler—The Science of Living and Problems of Neurosis—and he is the author of Introduction to Adlerian Psychology, in addition to numerous other books.
Fumitake Koga is an award-winning professional writer and author. He has released numerous bestselling works of business-related and general non-fiction. He encountered Adlerian psychology in his late twenties and was deeply affected by its conventional wisdom–defying ideas. Thereafter, Koga made numerous visits to Ichiro Kishimi in Kyoto, gleaned from him the essence of Adlerian psychology, and took down the notes for the classical “dialogue format” method of Greek philosophy that is used in this book.

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