How much do I want to read more? 7/10
At first, I don't really like this kind of book (a fictious dialog between a philosopher, and a young man). It seems so fake and so obious. It's a bit "childish".
As you read on, there are interesting ideas to catch about Alder's philosophy.
This book is all about making us realize that we're wrong thinking how people got where they are. If someone is in a crappy situation, he can't blame no-one but himself.
There might be a lot of page to scroll before it gets interesting but it might worth it if you're not familiar with Alder psychology.
This book take the form of a narrative dialogue between a philosopher and a young man.
Reading this book could change your life.
None of us live in an objective world, but instead in a subjective world that we ourselves have given meaning to.
THE FIRST NIGHT: Deny Trauma
The Unknown Third Giant
Adler. (after Freud and Young)
Trauma Does Not Exist
Freud’s idea is that a person’s psychic wounds (traumas) cause his or her present unhappiness.
Adlter states instead: “No experience is in itself a cause of our success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences—the so-called trauma—but instead we make out of them whatever suits our purposes. We are not determined by our experiences, but the meaning we give them is self-determining.”
We determine our own lives according to the meaning we give to those past experiences.
Your life is not something that someone gives you, but something you choose yourself, and you are the one who decides how you live.