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The Courage to Be Happy

True Contentment Is Within Your Power
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The sequel to the mega-selling international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked.

This audiobook is a compass.

Navigate and discover

along your path

the courage to be happy.

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 best-selling 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.

©2019 Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
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  • 09-06-20

Another superfluous sequel.

Don't get me wrong, the message in this book is okay in some parts. But it adds very little to the first book, in fact, I think it takes away from the pleasure that was "The Courage To Be Disliked". Overall the messages are just echoes from the first version, with the student or professor "recapping" just in case the audience forgot - which again was just repeating content.

The main premise of the book is a teacher ("educator") as the student speaking to an Adlerian psychologist. The problem is that most of the ideas only apply in the setting of a teacher/student (or parent/child) relationship and fails to address topics the reader can relate to.

Overall, this book attempts to build upon the success of the first, but has failed to do so.

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