The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness (英语) 平装 – 2018年5月8日
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.
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Yet this book pulls it off, and more. You will be challenged by it -- not reading it, but the ideas. You will want to run away, call it lofty mumbo-jumbo, whatever. Just stick with it. It will be worth it, I absolutely promise. And if anyone buys this, reads it, and thinks "I hated it, I didn't get it / didn't like it at all" -- Please feel free to message me, I would love to discuss it with you.
The style is done as a narration between a young man and an older philosopher. It reads as a conversation, not as your traditional Western self-help book which all seem to follow a similar format as:
1.) Here's the problem and how you're feeling/why you're reading this book
2.) Here's my experience with it and why you should trust me
3.) Here's some stories/example/data to back it up
There is some value in that format, but I much prefer this format as it's less about do X, Y, and Z and everything will be great and more of a framework for interpersonal relationships.
I think this book is especially good for what our culture has turned into, with near total political correctness and an immense value on others opinions via social media.
I have the ebook and Audible of this. I'm glad I have both as this is a book I plan on revisiting time and time again. But if you have to get one, go for the Audible version. The voice narration is spot on and really captivates the essence of a conversation better.
The best part is the writing style of the book. The concepts are presented as being discussed by two persons: a teacher and a curious student. This makes the book an easy and fast read.