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The Courage to be Happy: True contentment is within your power the new Japanese phenomenon from the authors of the global bestseller, The Courage to be Disliked Kindle Edition
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The Courage to be Happy presents profound insights into living life courageously and finding happiness along the way. It has already sold more than a million copies in Japan and is a sequel to The Courage to be Disliked, which has changed lives across the globe as an international bestselling sensation.
As in The Courage to be Disliked, we follow a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher believes that the key to a life of happiness and fulfilment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology who has long been overshadowed by his two contemporaries, Freud and Jung. The young man is full of doubt that life can be genuinely improved by simply changing his thinking. Patiently, the philosopher explains the essence of Adler's 'psychology of courage', taking the young man through the mental steps necessary to achieve it, and demonstrating to the young man and to us the changes this psychology will bring to the way we live our lives.
This is a work that is truly life-changing in its power and universally applicable in its scope.
About the Author
Fumitake Koga, an award-winning professional writer and author, was born in 1973. 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.
Together, Ichiro and Fumitake are the authors of the bestselling The Courage to be Disliked. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
"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...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."--"Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07NZLB9PP
- Publisher : Allen & Unwin (3 June 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 1697 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 244 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 32,093 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All the ideas tie together near the end, and form a basis for thinking which is not just empty, but actionable.
Highly recommend. It's useful (but not vital) to read the first book 'Courage to be Disliked' first. These two books are the first books I'd rate as 10 out of 10, in a long time!
The format is essentially the same..dialogue between Philosoper and froend/student..but.after three years the student is dismayed with trying to apply the ideas from the first book, and seeks to debate his mentor once more.
The subjects of respect, praise, and encouragement are debated in more detail, as well as love, and the variety of relationship types in.the first book - particularly via the vehicle of a teachers relationship with and his students, and couples/interpersonal/love relationships.
The book touches on themes like the need for recognition, or to be special, and I particularly found a small section talking about counselling, and a three faced column, and "heros" or saviours very interesting.
There's quite a bit of discussion around community, and having the courage to contribute /give to others...hence the title. Perhaps that's what people read sometimes when they say "paying forward".
The discussion around love, commitment, families and independence was also very insightful.