Book Summary: Courage to be disliked

Courage to be disliked is a book on Adlerian philosophy i.e. the views of 19th century psychologist Alfred Adler. It’s presented in a traditional old-school philosophical dialogue between a youth and a philosopher. Adler is the less-popular a contemporary of Freud and Jung who differs from their theory of childhood traumas in fundamental ways. Most importantly, your past does not determine your present and it should have no bearing on your current mind. You can change at any time.

Our self is determined not by our experiences but by the meaning we give to them. The…