Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Book by Mark MansonA famous blogger cuts through the BS in this generation-defining self-help book to teach us how to quit striving to be "positive" all the time so that we may actually improve and be happier.
For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to living a happy, fulfilling life.Mark Manson says, "F**k positivity." Let's face it, sh*t is f**ked, and we must accept that. Manson doesn't mince words or use ambiguity in his enormously well-read Internet blog. He says it like it is, giving today's world a much-needed dose of unvarnished, energizing honesty. His response to the coddling, "make everyone feel good" mentality that has plagued modern civilization and spoiled a generation by giving them gold medals for simply showing up is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k.
Manson makes the case that improving our lives depends less on our capacity to convert lemons into lemonade and more on developing a better stomach for lemons, a claim supported by both academic data and well-timed poop humor. Because of their flaws and limitations, humans cannot be perfect; there are winners and losers in society, and sometimes it's your responsibility. Manson counsels us to recognize and accept our limitations. We can start to develop the courage, persistence, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek once we embrace our fears, flaws, and doubts and once we stop fleeing from and avoiding hard facts and instead start facing them head-on.
Manson makes it plain that there are only so many things we can care about, so we need to decide which ones are actually important. Money is good, but it's preferable to care about what you do with your life because real wealth comes from experience. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a welcome slap for a generation to help them lead happy, grounded lives. It is a much-needed moment of real discussion that will grab you by the shoulders and look you in the eye.
Here are 10 great lessons from the book Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k.Here are 10 great takeaways from Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (With support author here OR free PDF download)
1) Life isn’t meant to go your way all the time, and that’s OK.
When we give too many f*cks, when we choose to give a f*ck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life f*cks us.
2) Pick your battles wisely. Invest your energy where it matters.
Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a f*ck about what’s truly f*ck-worthy.
3) Doing too much is the same as doing nothing at all.
We are defined by what we choose to reject. And if we reject nothing we essentially have no identity at all.
4) Failure is a part of life.
Failure is how you learn and grow.
If you think about a young child trying to learn to walk, that child will fall down and hurt itself hundreds of times. But at no point does that child ever stop and think, ‘Oh, I guess walking just isn’t for me.
5) Your fear of failure is your biggest enemy.
We can be truly successful only at something we’re willing to fail at.
If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.
6) You can’t ever really “find yourself”
Because who you are will constantly change, and that’s a good thing.
That’s what keeps you striving and discovering. And it forces you to remain humble in your judgments and accepting of the differences in others
7) Not every “problem” has to be a negative thing.
Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing.
Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.”
Once you’re great at one thing, aim to be great at another.
People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great – they are mediocre, they are average – and that they could be so much better.
9) It’s important to stop and be content with what you have once in a while.
The more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become,
as pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you lack it in the first place.
10) Hard times are a necessary part of life.
Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.
And to make better decisions, change your:
- decision making process
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