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.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

17 thoughts on “The courage to be disliked

  1. Mordanicus says:

    As I told my brother many years ago: “I would rather be hated, than corrupt”.


  2. john zande says:

    good reviews on Amazon. Have bookmarked it.


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  4. a failure to deal with being disliked is likely what keeps many people stuck in churches. This book looks fascinating. Looking the reviews on amazon, I saw other people also recommending a fellow called David Reynolds.


  5. I’ll add this to my list to read.


    • makagutu says:

      You should. It’s a good read.
      You will stop blaming the lightning rod in your hand and height for your poor relationship with the girls & start to do something about it. You may even get your Nobel


  6. renudepride says:

    I’m unfamiliar with this work but you’ve ignited my curiosity. I’ll have to investigate further. Thanks for the introduction, O Holy one! 🙂 Naked hugs!


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