- Aug 22, 2014
- AFL Club
Jathanas I think this quote from an Age article last year sums up Bucks shift in mentality. Personally I love the "new" Bucks.Could this be what we're seeing i.e. that Bucks has evolved to the stage that he has enough confidence in his own shoes that he will call sh*t out without batting an eyelid?
I still wish he remained quiet as it was the most dignified way IMO, but I totally understand why he said what he did.
"In 2018, Buckley has been influenced not simply by the directive of Walsh's review, which told him to delegate more to his staff and to stop over-managing, over-analysing and generally overdoing it, but also by a book that encouraged him to take a more philosophical and accepting stance in his daily work.
The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga is a Japanese self-help guide that takes the form of a dialogue between a teenage student and a philosopher/mentor. In conversations with various parties, including the Collingwood players, Buckley has cited the book as a seminal influence upon his attitude this year.
One of the major themes from The Courage to be Disliked is that one cannot be overly concerned with what others think of you, or indeed, with what they decide to do with their lives. It encourages readers to be themselves, that they cannot please everyone and - crucially - that seeking recognition is an egotistical trap.
The book, while Japanese, draws on the popular theories of famed 19th century Austrian psychotherapist Alfred Alder, who founded the concept of "individual pyschology''.