Book Review – The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
This book came across my path several times!! For me, if something sings to me twice in any which way shape or form, I will investigate it. This book called for my investigation…
What a lovely surprise it was too. Its based on a conversation between a philosopher and a young man and crosses quite a few topics about how we exist in the world of relationships, with ourselves, with others which could include family, work, friends, siblings. It considers boundaries, roles, and tasks that we undertake or do not, or do not need to. It discusses maturation of the adult in society and poses many questions which many of us will ask at different times in our lives.
It is based on Japanese culture and when I showed the book to a Japanese friend of mine she responded, ‘this is such good book for Japanese people because of the way they are brought up in a collective society and how they view themselves from a relational perspective, not an individual perspective like in western society’. I found this quite an interesting response because this is a book that is being purchased by many in western society and there are clearly learnings and wisdom about the book that those living in a western society are craving.
I recommend this book for yourself or for a friend it is a great read and a book that you will want to keep on your self or in your digital library. Click here to purchase this book from Booktopia