Report on discussion group session 20th Feb. 2020

A lively discussion among the seven who attended.

After some of the key elements of the book (see link above) were aired, the discussion brought up the issue of past trauma and how it was often "locked" in the body, physiologically, below conscious awareness, and that the past trauma could be subconsciously driving present behaviour. It was said that the subconscious nature (of past trauma, etc), needed therapy sessions in order to uncover, or bring to light, those subconscious patters.

Discussing "The Courage to be Disliked" / 2nd session

Thursday, 19 March 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

2ND Sthe-courage-to-be-disliked.jpgESSION, following on from, and in response to the February session, details per previous:


A round-table discussion1 exploring some, or many of the ideas in the book "The Courage to be Disliked".

Including the benefit of looking forward, exploring the meaning of our choices, rather than looking back into the past for the cause of present malaise, upset, difficulty etc.

Discussion of the practical benefits, and the effectiveness of teleology  -- "the study of the purpose of a given phenomenon, rather than its cause" as per the work of Alfred Adler, et al.

Some quotes from the book: