The One Book That Will Shift Your Perspective

And help you become the best version of yourself

Anangsha Alammyan
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12 min readMay 24, 2020


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There are times in your life when you come across a book that changes your life forever. Such books stay with you. They leave parts of themselves inside your soul— little bits and pieces that grow in your heart and become you.

The books that are truly impossible to forget.


The Courage To Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga is one such book for me.

It was an eye-opener — so much, that I have chewed on the knowledge and made it a part of my identity. I made notes on each page and revisit the book almost every year. Not only did it make me aware of all the ways I was wasting my present, but it also helped me come to terms with some hard truths about myself that I was reluctant to face.

Before we begin, let me make it clear that The Courage To Be Disliked is not a self-help book. Rather, it tells us that we do not need to rely on external sources of happiness when everything we need to be happy lies within our…