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The Courage to Be Disliked- The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Happiness (part 2)

These are some of my other favorite passages broken up into two posts not to overwhelm you.

“You are the only one who can change yourself.”

“In other words, the parent is taking on the child’s task as his or her own and is no longer able to think about anything but the child.”

“Please grasp this point. If one is living in a such a way as to satisfy other people’s expectations, and one is entrusting one’s own life to others, that is a way of living in which one is lying to oneself and continuing intervening in other people’s tasks.”

“The courage to be happy also includes the courage to be disliked.”

“Yes. The most important thing is to not judge other people. “Judgment” is a word that comes out of vertical relationships. If one is building horizontal relationships, there will be words of more straightforward gratitude and respect.”

“It’s quite simple. It is when one is able to feel “I am beneficial to the community” that one can have a true sense of one’s worth.”

“I am of use to someone,” and in turn, to your courage to live.

“see him for who he actually is, and be glad and grateful for his being there. Instead of taking away points from some idealized image, they could start from zero.”

“When one is switching from attachment to self to concern for others, the second key concept—confidence in others—becomes absolutely essential.”

“I am of use to someone” and even comes to accept one’s.”

“Self-acceptance: accepting one’s irreplaceable “this me” just as it is.”

self-acceptance, confidence in others, and contribution to others, in that order. However,

“Self-acceptance is the vital first step. If you are able to possess the courage to be normal, your way of looking at the world will change dramatically.”

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