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The Courage to Be Happy

The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You That True Contentment Is Within Your Power
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In this follow-up to the international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked, discover how to reconnect with your true self, experience true happiness, and live the life you want.

What if one simple choice could unlock your destiny?

Already a major Japanese best seller, this eye-opening and accessible follow-up to the "compelling" (Marc Andreessen) international phenomenon, The Courage to Be Disliked, shares the powerful teachings of Alfred Adler, one of the giants of 19th-century psychology, through another illuminating dialogue between the philosopher and the young man.

Three years after their first conversation, the young man finds himself disillusioned and disappointed, convinced Adler’s teachings only work in theory, not in practice. But through further discussions, the philosopher and the young man deepen their own understandings of Adler’s powerful teachings and learn the tools needed to apply them to the chaos of everyday life.

To be enjoyed on its own or as a companion to the best-selling first book, The Courage to Be Happy reveals a bold new way of thinking and living, empowering you to let go of the shackles of past trauma and the expectations of others, and to use this freedom to create the life you truly desire.

Plainspoken yet profoundly moving, The Courage to Be Happy will illuminate your life and brighten the world as we know it. Discover the courage to choose happiness.

©2019 Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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It went through this book while contemplating what was being said. It is very deep and extremely insightful. It says nothing particularly new but the way it comes together is particularly elegantly put with constructive intention. For me, this book is worth reading.

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Annoying Performance by Student Narrator

The narration by the person playing the "Youth" role is extremely annoying. The character is supposed to be a teacher at this point in the story and yet it sounds like the narrator is a 12 year old whiny kid. Makes the entire listen almost unbearable.