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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 between the philosopher and the young man, they deepen their own understandings of Adler’s powerful teachings, and learn the tools needed to apply Adler’s teachings 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, listening to The Courage to Be Happy will light a torch with the power to 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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Excellent content If you can handle the narrator.

Literally everything one of the narrators says is in a childish, adversarial and whiny tone. Holy hell. The whole book could have done without his commentary entirely.

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Amazing content, if you can tolerate narration

Again, life changing content that is difficult to find anywhere else. I've read hundreds of books on science, philosophy, etc but this book (and the earlier one) had insights I was not exposed to earlier.

The biggest issue is with the performance of the young man which was so annoying that it was hard to get through the book. Big nonsensical emotional outbursts over and over with every new philosophical point. Tedious.

The books have such great content that I'll want to read them multiple times, but I'll have to get the text version because I don't think I can listen to this performance again.

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A MUST READ!!

I loved this so much I am listening to it again with my kids now.

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Everyone should read this

This is the go to book for me now whenever I am in emotional stress. It has changed me immensely in a beautiful way. Thanks a million to the authors. The read out was awesome as well!

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Highly recommended

I found both this and "the courage to be disliked" interesting and inspiring, while being simple and easy to focus on as an audiobook. Narration is great, and gets you feeling you're at the room with them.

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a book with true principles

Loved it. Well, now is the time for me to decide whether I am going to take the next step, and then the next step after that, and then the next step after that. I know that not all is finished just by reading this book, but I can spend the rest of my life trying to apply its principles, and I do believe that its principles are good.

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it's a philosophical book

honestly, I love the book because it uses a very rational and reasonable approach in how to see things in a logical perspective. The way the philosopher explains adlerian psychology makes a lot of sense and make you want to learn more about it. but, I hate how the kid is so rude and arrogant.

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A must buy

Loved it I finished it the day after it came out. Perfect for a road trip..

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Lo que cada ser humano debería conocer

Me encantó, muy ligero de escuchar, con las palabras adecuadas para poder conocer cada idea. Como padres y educadores me dió mucha claridad que el propósito de la educación es hacer a los niños autosuficientes, así como el mensaje de la felicidad y el amor. Muy recomendable para todos. Espero pronto saquen la versión en español (Que ya está a la venta impreso) para poderlo compartir con toda Latinoamérica.

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As good as the first

I listened to their first book 4 times before I understood it, over a period of three years. This one is just as good.
Well worth your time