Last month my #Apt5B #BookofRhymes family decided on reading Mark Manson’s book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F&*k. I had never heard of the book, but was instantly intrigued by the title. Seriously, the subject matter could not be more timely. I am making a lot of changes in my life at the moment, some of which other people won’t be so happy about, so, while I’m in the mood of looking out for myself first, learning how to not give any more f&*ks sounded like a fantastic idea.
Let me tell you, Mr. Manson wastes no time and really breaks not giving a f&*k down. Check out a few gems from the first chapter entitled: Don’t Try:
On page five: “The world is constantly telling you that the key to good life is a nicer job, or a more rugged car, or a prettier girlfriend, or a hot tub with an inflatable pool for the kids. The world is constantly telling you that the path to a better life is more, more, more…”
Page nine: “The desire for more positive experiences is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”
Page fourteen: “Subtlety #1: Not giving a f&*k does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.”
Direct, to the point and spot on.
To hear more of my thoughts on this book, check out Kil’s #BookofRhymes podcast also featuring Porsha and Vince.