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Summary

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. 

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. 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. The result is an audiobook that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to Be Disliked has been published in English, so can you. 

Please note: This is a recording of the 2018 print edition. 

©2017 Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"Trauma Does Not Exist" BOLLOCKS

Read about 20% of it and it made me feel utterly depressed.

I have a diagnosis of Complex post traumatic stress disorder so the assertion that "Trauma Does Not Exist" and that it all boils down to courage, frankly, crushed me.

Victim blaming at its worst.

Do not buy this book. It's not what it's presents itself to be.

Instead, look for an EMDR therapist who Will hear you, validate your experiences and help you to heal.

love and light x

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Refreshing

Found this audio book challenging at times but overall glad I stuck with it...Interesting ideas...

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Must read

This offers an alternative viewpoint to being happy and what prevents each one of us from becoming so, I am certainly going to take this point of thinking and put it into practice. Don’t resist, live in the now .

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Adler pshycology.. interesting and well laid out

straight to the point .. typical that it takes less than 15 words to review

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Fabulous and life changing.

Having recently started reading up on stoicism this book seemed like a natural addition to my learning. It complements stoicism and the style of the reading with a philosopher of Adlerian philosophy and the young student works extremely well.

I can listen to the book many times over to capture nuggets of wisdom that I missed in the previous reading. Well narrated, very beneficial and enlightening. A joy!

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Great performance, terrible book

Excellently performed, the voice acting reminded me of the radio version of the Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy so gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

The subject matter itself was as expected from early Psychology - a series of arbitrary assertions based on what the author feels about life, unfettered by such things as evidence. Useful as a point of view, but hardly life-changing.

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I had to bang my head on the wall to feel normal

the format of student and philosopher is taken to the extreme by this annoying boring piece of nonsense.. I an a fan of psychoanalysis and also teach it professionally and was intrigued by the message but the delivery is awful. The message is sound but the delivery and style would be more suited to AD 39 in a Roman school rather than in my car. It drove me bonkers. The student was an annoying teenage moron..…..and the philosopher was a self satisfied old git ( I to am an old git but at least have a sense of that). Read Adler but avoid this

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Old man yells at clouds that trauma doesn't exist

I've haven't witnessed this amount of dialogue with a straw man in my entire life

...and the last book I read was 'The Wizard of Oz'

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stick with it.

I found it initially frustrating to listen to because of the way it is read like a script between two characters, naming each one before they speak, however it's not too long before this is largely reduced and the dialogue flows more naturally, (this could be massively improved by having a second reader play the part of the youth). The content of the book is brilliant and has sparked my interest in Socrates, Plato and Adler, along with the authors of this book.

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This book changes everything

I can't even begin to tell you how much this book has helped me in so many ways, and I think the details would be meaningless as I imagine each person will get something unique from it. So instead all I will do is recommend it to everyone.

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  • 28-08-19

Approachable, applicable.

Hints of Buddhism, Stoicism, antifragility and all the elements of practical psych & philosophy in an easy to listen to, conversational form. Loved it!

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  • 31-07-19

You Will have some many "aha" moments

Great Book, you will be complete inmerse in the dialogues! If you are looking for something new and fresh, this book is for you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-20

Life changing

This book beautifully puts together the recipe to living freely and happily in an uncomplicated way.

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  • Andrew Crook
  • 31-07-19

wow

Yea, this is a good one. I found this book insightful and relevant. The book was easy to listen to, as a dialogue the audio book format is ideal.

just as the author concluded, I am researching and learning of Alfred Adler.

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  • Lolly Gwabavu
  • 28-06-19

Great concepts, poor execution

Some really great insights and philosophy. The monotonous drone of the same narrator speaking as both Sage & student does not work well. Characters not at all relatable. Would have read better as a straight forward how to or essay on Adlerian psychology.

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  • JD
  • 10-07-18

this book is life changing

I will not be the same having read this book. thank you to the authors.

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  • Patrick
  • 26-05-22

Not Buying Into It

I get people make excuses for things, but this is almost nihilistic. It promotes disregarding competition altogether, rather than how to deal with things like failure or genuine inferiority. Not really helpful.

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  • Mann
  • 26-01-22

A bitter and powerful dose of reality

I sincerely struggled with the first hour of the book as I found the dialogue setting a bit annoying. Luckily, I persisted as the conversation started to get richer with some profound concepts like interpersonal relationships, separation of tasks and contribution. It's a heavy listen/read but worth it if you like rigour of a well defined philosophy.

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  • Sadiyah Patel
  • 20-01-22

Life-changing!

As an avid reader who reads on average for about 2 to 3 hours a day, I can honestly say that this book was mind-blowing! It has been a long time since I have come across a book this powerful! I loved every bit! It's a bit difficult to grasp all of it at once, so I would strongly recommend a second and even third read. A phenomenal and life changing work!

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  • HappyCamper
  • 26-04-21

Practical Insights, Clearly Read By Narrator.

A fresh way of delivering on philosophical viewpoints, palatable, story-like, lots of insights, lots of lightbulb moments (if you listen closely).

I loved the conversational set-up, I felt like I was the student listening in and getting some golden nuggets in the process!

A great way for the younger generations to digest philosophy that is practical.

Makes you think....and re-think ideas you may have held in your mind before. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to expand their mind and maybe challenge their beliefs about life, and trauma, and the connections between them.