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Book Summary: The Courage to be Disliked

I listened to the audiobook version of this several times and here is my summary of it.

My biggest takeaways are:

  • We lack the courage to be disliked, to be normal, to try, and so on. Instead, we manufacture 'life lies' (if only I could stop blushing, if only I did not have a traumatic childhood, etc.)
  • Being disliked by others is necessary to achieve freedom
  • Separation of tasks: do not interfere, or care about, other people's tasks
  • Happiness is the feeling of contribution to the community