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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. 

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

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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very thought provoking read

I was inspired by this book and that is, I suppose, its purpose.

I have read many philosophy and psychology books in attempts to learn wisdom. This book, to steal from Tolkien, is possibly 'one to rule them all'. A real unifier of great thinking.

Adler was a great and insightful man, and this is a diamond of a book. The authors, in his footsteps, do humanity a continued service by making his wisdom both accessible and contemporary to all those who follow. (or is that lead....)

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Possibly a very important book

I've sat halfway through a second listen-through, and feel that this book could be very important for me. It's hard to say yet. It's certainly let down by the annoying voice-acting, which renders the "youth" of the dialogue more petulant than he needs to be. The voice actor over-does it a bit. In fact, I think the "acting" is unnecessary altogether. A straight (or even just slightly straighter) reading would have served this dialogue much better. As it stands, I get distracted by how unfortunately annoying the characters are.

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  • 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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  • Blair Elton
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-21

Reading character name each time felt unnecessary

I got used to the dialogue format however announcing each character was annoying. Maybe using two different voices for each character would be a better option

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  • Nathan Holt
  • 15-11-20

Simply incredible!!!

All I will say is buy this book!! It is an essential part of living a free and empowered life!!

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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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  • Timothy
  • 16-04-19

Wonderful, yet bold and a little mysterious

I enjoyed listening to this book, I'm 25 now, will turn 26 in June. I'm glad I found Adlerian psychology now. Hope to receive read this book soon.

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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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