“The Courage To Be Disliked” is a groundbreaking book that challenges readers to reject the limitations imposed by society and embrace their individuality. Written by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga, the book presents a dialogue between a philosopher and a young man, exploring the teachings of Alfred Adler and their relevance to modern life.
In “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma,” Dr. Bessel van der Kolk presents a comprehensive analysis of trauma’s effects on individuals, exploring the connections between brain function, emotions, and physical health. The book blends scientific research with clinical expertise to reveal how trauma shapes our lives.
Ernest Hemingway’s 1952 novella, “The Old Man and the Sea,” follows Santiago, an elderly Cuban fisherman who decides to go on a solo fishing trip after facing a prolonged unlucky streak. He catches a massive marlin, leading to a days-long, grueling battle that ultimately ends with Santiago killing the fish and tying it to his boat. Unfortunately, sharks are drawn to the blood and consume the marlin’s flesh, leaving only its skeleton behind. Despite his loss, Santiago returns to shore with the carcass, maintaining his dignity.