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The Courage to be Happy

The Courage to be Happy

by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga

True contentment is within your power - the new Japanese phenomenon from the authors of the mega-selling international phenomenon, The Courage to be Disliked

Allen & Unwin
Publish Date
June 2019

The Courage to be Happy is a profound insight into the way we should live our lives that has already sold more than one million copies in Japan.

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 fulfillment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology, who's 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 your 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 the changes it 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.

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