The courage to be disliked

by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi

Is a book that I don’t know where to classify it. I wouldn’t want to call it a self help books, besides, I agree with Carlin, it can’t be self help if you are reading someone’s thoughts. That person is helping you.

I don’t know about you, but if you have read Consolations of Philosophy by Boethius, you want to live your life a certain way. This is the same feeling I got as I was reading this book. It starts with a shocker. And in a way, it is not for the faint hearted. It’s a call to be courageous and courage we all know is not for everyone.

These two authors present the psychology of Adler in a way that is accessible and persuasive. And every page is a challenge to live differently. To stop making excuses for being miserable.

They even have a methodology to happiness and to the question of purpose or meaning.

So I say with my friend here, read that book and if you don’t like it, come and fight me.