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Will flip your mind like a burger if you struggle with wanting the approval of others. A good burger that is...!
3 March 2018
So much of the advice given to 'people pleasers' does not help. Just like yourself. Don't worry what THEY say. Only your opinion matters. If these things were already the case the advice would perhaps not be needed.The courage To Be Disliked is a conversation between a philosopher and a cynical youth who struggles with self-acceptance and dislike of the world. The conversation is slow and a bit boring to start with but soon accelerates into a no-holds barred discussion of what it means to be a member of society and what freedom in that society really is. It's apparently based on the work of Alfred Adler a contemporary of Freud's but is is NOTHING like Freud's work. If you are looking for a truly different set of ways to view the world (and become free of other's opinions) this is it. Freedom, truly is the freedom to be disliked as you will discover. Some of the language takes a bit of getting used too - there are new terms including seeing your fellow man as a 'comrade' in life rather than competition and I can't ever imagine calling anyone Comrade (!). However, the concepts are well worth chewing over and you will have to read the whole thing to get the benefit. I feel I have significantly shifted my views on my place in society as a result of these ideas. One to chew on.