The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK

WARNING: Blog Post contains the use of vulgar language. My apologies.

I’ve been listening to an audiobook recently by the ingenious title: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK”

I simply had to purchase this audiobook after reading that title.

I am about half-way through, and perhaps I will make an updated post when I finish this masterpiece of a book.

So far, I’ve heard some interesting concepts from the book, albeit not particularly new to me, but still insightful and good to listen to as a refresher.

Let me share:

  1. Life is not having no pain. Life is having good pain
    • Sometimes you need to learn to “not give a f*ck” about certain things, and instead, learn to “give a f*ck” about what you truly care about. Most of us know what we want in life: love, friendship, house, family, financial stability, happiness, the whole 9. But not a lot of people know what they will suffer through to achieve those things. What good pain can you suffer through to achieve what you want?
  2. Your self-worth is determined by how you interpret and feel about your negative experiences in life
    • Entitlement is false. We can all feel good about good experiences.
    • If you truly wish to understand yourself, look at your negative experiences and understand how you went through them. Look at how negativity shaped who you are today and how suffering through that pain helped build your foundation.
  3. Sometimes you just need to “not give a f*ck”
    • Whether you practice Buddhism, Stoicism, Bhutan, or you read this book, you are probably very familiar with death. Yes. None of us get out of this world alive. The better you are with accepting the concept of death, the better you are able to fully experience life.

“Because 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.” – Mark Manson

Good Luck, and I apologize for using the word “f*ck” 9 times to make this blog post.

Grateful Day 16: I am grateful for classical music



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