The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson (Book Review)

Just by looking at the title of the book meant this book contains strong languages, a lot of them. That does not mean this book is talking about ‘bad’ stuffs but the author intend to put it that way because he felt the need to express those ideas or principles that he have more prominently and more expressively.

The books’ values are put plainly and right smack into your face, whether you like it or not, the author is spitting straight facts without a sense of the need to beat around the bush.

These are several values that I derived from the book, rather raw, but quite reflective of how I am as a person. Firstly is the feedback loop from hell, many of us suffer from it and we still fall into its pace. To put it in plain words, it is just a repetition of self-blaming and blaming in general, pacing through anxiety and worry, with a never ending twist. (I have written a detailed post about it, click here to read.)

We also have a limited fuck budget to be spent on our day-to-day activities. It is crucial to know what to give a fuck about and what not to. Just to be clear, not giving a fuck to anything is equivalent to being indifferent. However, in this case, I want to talk about spending your attention when it is needed only, to the things that you define important and of significance, or else just do not give a fuck, simple as that.

Forced positivity is also a problem prevalent in today’s society, even worse when living with the presence of social media and various platforms on the internet.

Life is made up from an array of choices, whether or not we can control our circumstances, it is feasible to say that we can decide how we want to tackle the situation and control our own feelings when in the situation. Perspective matters, it is important for us to take some time to reflect upon how we are standing in life and think about what’s next for us.

No one is special and everyone is wrong in a way or another.

7/10, a raw and different take on life, would recommend to you if you do not mind strong languages throughout the book. The book also offers a reality check for you to see whether you are living life or just sucking off the pleasure from one ‘high’ to another.

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