The Subtle Art of Not Giving a
F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
New York Times Bestseller
"In this generation-defining self-help guide,
a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to
be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier
For decades, we’ve been told that positive
thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson
says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his
wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He
tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely
lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the
coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and
spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by
academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges
not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach
lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be
extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is
not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations
and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once
we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can
begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity,
and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a
f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes
clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is
better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed
grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk,
filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art
of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead
contented, grounded lives."
Manson is a blogger, author and entrepreneur. He specializes in writing
personal development advice that doesn't suck. His website MarkManson.net is
read by over 2 million people each month. He lives in New York City."
Video by the author Mark Manson to give you an idea of the attitude and type of advice that he
dispenses in his book.
Several quotes from Mark Manson:
my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have alsonotgiven
a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given
have made all the difference."
"Fucks given everywhere. Strewn about like seeds in mother-fucking spring
time. And for what purpose? For what reason? Convenience? Easy comforts? A
pat on the fucking back maybe?"
"As my father used to say, “Fucks don’t grow on trees, Mark.” OK, he never
actually said that. But fuck it, pretend like he did. The point is that
fucks have to be earned and then invested wisely. Fucks are cultivated like
a beautiful fucking garden, where if you fuck shit up and the fucks get
fucked, then you’ve fucking fucked your fucks all the fuck up."
Buy the book because if you've read
down this far you know you need it. BUY IT! P.S. might make a good Christmas
present for the bum living in your basement ;-)