A review by lorenzana
The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness, by Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi


Reading this book, I expected it to fulfill my expectation that being 'hated' was the signifier of one living to one's own principles. And while it did do that, it brought so much more to the table.

The incorporation of Adler's ideas truly carries this book to the next level in terms of truly living a good and free life. With an emphasis on the subjectivity of the world, it encouraged me to reconsider the very things that I value.

It thus brings a new perspective to how we can view the world by saying: our power as humans is immeasurable. We can change the whole world by changing ourselves.