The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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For me, this book is just a preachy retelling of things we already know, written by an average male and, I'm still trying to understand what possessed me to spend actual money on this! The casual reader who is not familiar with sexual violence and rape and abuse could easily walk away with the impression that survivors of sexual assault often make up their assault. As the enlightenment is accepted to be related to letting go of the worldly pleasures according to Buddhism, Manson takes this as an example to justify his opinions. If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you—your ex-girlfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another 2-for-1 sale on hand sanitizer—chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. The title and the colloquial style are what attracts someone like myself who has never read anything like this before and wouldn’t have without those qualities.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. But the point is, if you stop trying to live for some future Happiness High, prioritize what means the most to you now, and live with a fearless attitude towards the future?I have, and this book by Mark Manson made me feel like I was back in that pub, but with an even dodgier individual attempting to give me life lessons. Starting from the first chapter, I had the vague feeling that I had dived into a Gladwell 'self-help' book. Has anybody been unfortunate enough to be sitting in a pub/restaurant, enjoying the ambience and possibly a meal, and out of nowhere, a rather drunk individual parks himself beside you, grinning profusely, and then just doesn't stop talking about his life, your life and everything HE thinks that you should be doing, but without any solid proof to back himself up?

And we need to get over this ridiculous idea that at some point we'll get to sigh a big sigh of relief because our fairytale Happily Ever After has arrived. I'm doing the Popsugar 2017 Reading challenge and needed to read a book from a genre I don't usually read. It's not that the content are false, but everything's completely taken out of the original context, and I'm failing to see how any of this is supposed to be 'helpful'. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. In fact, indifferent people often attempt to be indifferent because in reality they actually give too many fucks.

Well, I agree with everything Manson says, but (like other reviewers have mentioned) everything he's written about is common sense stuff. Having better values creates better problems to solve, and those achievements will lead to a legitimately improved life.

I read this because my sister told me to read it and it really gave me a great insight about how i should look at life. People who base their self-worth on being right about everything prevent themselves from their mistakes. Only read if you’re willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f***ing better life.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. When talking about music, it's not enough to reference The Beatles, they are the The GODDAMN Beatles. According to the author, there's a line separating what's worth or not giving attention to, and our principles are only valid based on which side of the line we're at. I have to admit, I wasn't convinced (ignorant, you could say) of all these self-help books people lavish over, I honestly thought it was a load of hippy crap as a means to make a quick buck. True, there were a few good parts, and I would even categorized them as helpful, but it felt those truths had been taken out of context to suit to the author's own views.

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