Gonna give this a try on the side.
Gonna give this a try on the side.
Now this read is a full disclosure. He has warned us that it is counterintuitive. So I was reluctant to read this book as it was seen in everyone‘s hands. Be it airport or at a random get together. On my friend‘s suggestion that it is good, since we have been reading all books together since 9th grade, I went ahead with it. All I have to say about this book is may be I don‘t agree to everything he states but there is some take away from the book.
My vacation reads plus a download on my phone from the library. It‘s nap time for everyone but me so I can get some reading done!
Starting this one tonight per my brother in law‘s recommendation. He told me to read it slow and really think about it as I read it. I told him I would shoot for a small section each night before bed.
It's not the most philosophically tight book you'll ever read, but it does reframe some things you might be stuck on, through suprising bolts of wisdom and fun. He forgets he's already said stuff and going with the flow makes him sound contradictory at times, so don't expect a lot of systematic reasoning or scientific accurateness. It's like your slightly enlightened uncle, who still gets annoyed, decided to tell you hard things about life.
I‘ve had this book for some time but I‘m just now getting around to reading it. I think I might enjoy it. Fingers crossed I learn something!
One of my reading corners
Might as well be reading 'A Clockwork Orange' 🍊
great read! really encouraging me to change my mindset/values before I move to a new Cory to start a new job next week. just what I needed at just the right time. #bookly
I don‘t typically read “self-help” type books, but the fact that this one was so popular and that I found it for 50 cents at a thrift store inspired me to give it a try. While it wasn‘t earth shattering or life changing, I did find myself agreeing with some of Manson‘s points – as long as I ignored his slightly pompous (and ironically entitled) tone and skimmed past the overly repetitive bits. I can see how it would be more impactful for others.
5 Out of 5. Its amazing transformation book.I learned “Trust is the most important ingredient i. Relationship”
The Subtle Art of not giving a Fu*k - a must must must self-help read. If you are looking for some Life Transforming book , pick this one. Its a one week read. I enjoyed this Thoroughly with Hot Chocolate Mug .🎀
Going through my next existential crisis I stepped over this book.
It gives you very good ideas about how to handle the modern world with its modern problems. It's not just about eating, working or getting friends anymore. This book's a great start for everyone who doesn't feel like he's at his peak right now.
It's easy to read and basically a good start for the whole load of self improving books.
This doesn‘t even need a filter 😎☀️ This week there were only 2 good days, as the forecast calls for unending rain🌨 BUT I took full advantage! I listened to the tagged book, and the first day walked just shy of 4 miles, and yesterday did well over 5! I love audio walks and find them so peaceful😌 #bfc #audiobook @wanderinglynn
I finished it, but it's crap. Basic self help book drenched in trendy language to sell. There are so many good books out there of this genre, don't waste your time on this one.
Morning audio as I get a few things done. So far, just meh. I'm about 1 1/2 hours in, hopefully it gets better.
Do yourself a favor and do not read this horrible toxic garbage- especially if you have anxiety, PTSD, grief and/or any sort of associated triggers. Disclaimer: I didn't know anything going into this book or know anything about the author. I thought it was it was going to be funny. 🤦♀️ The author unfortunately takes himself seriously, I'm curious to see if or how much he's respected in this field. #throwitacrosstheroom
I really like his view of live! Is like... fuck it, just live and enjoy your life! Have a lot of good points about why is he like that and i net that it's makes live easier... I actually identified myself with the book!
1️⃣ I refuse to feel guilty about what I eat. Enough with the needless blame and guilt. It's just food!
2️⃣ I'm not guilty about watching bad Christmas movies shot in Vancouver in July. They're delightful.
3️⃣ Again not guilty: fanfic
4️⃣ Same: chocolate is life, not guilt.
5️⃣ Or, you know, practice self-care and have what pleases you, parcimoniously, on a regular basis. No guilt! No shame!
I found myself distracted from what could have been some sage advice by a pompous author. There were some great quotes and bits of knowledge in here but nothing particular earth-shattering. There are so many other self-help books I would recommend prior to this one.
“...death is the light by which the shadow of all life‘s meaning is measured. Without death, everything would feel inconsequential, all experience arbitrary, all metrics and values suddenly zero.”
⭐⭐⭐.5 /5 I was really into the first half and then my interest wanted as Manson seemed to drift from talking about how not to give a f*ck, which is what I was interested in. I will go back and re-read the first half again before my school year starts again, as it had some very helpful advice, and as that is the time of year when I give too many f*cks and need to rein it in.
#AudioGardening on the first nice weekend day we've had. I still have to trim the bushes and figure out what to plant in the berm I gutted, but this is a good start. Our house feels much more cheerful! 🏵🌼🏵🌼🏵
Goodwill had a 50% off everything sale yesterday, so of course I had to go. I was looking for summer clothes, but I managed to come home with one shirt and five books. What can you do? 🤷♀️
I‘m only three weeks into my MLIS degree and it is kicking my butt. I‘ve barely had any time to read for fun 😔
In other news though, I realized that May 19th was my 2 year #litsyversary! Thank you all for your friendship and bookish love 💕📚
“When I was in high school, my math teacher Mr. Packwood would used to say, ‘If you‘re stuck on a problem, don‘t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don‘t know what you‘re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.‘”
Wow... the cuss words made me engage but the content made me really think. I thought about why I was so scared of everything, why I was living in the feedback loop and letting random meetings with strangers bother me, and why I was avoiding moving forward with my career. I have to say it‘s an interesting way to get people to read philosophy these days.
Sitting in the hospital, so it gave me a chance to catch up on my reading! This book was EXACTLY what I needed! I‘ve realized that maybe I need to re-evaluate some things in my life! Totally recommend this book!!
“Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sources information; it has also open-sources insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.”
“Something about recent technology seems to allow our insecurities to run amok like never before. The more freedom we‘re given to express ourselves, the more we want to be free of having to deal with anyone who may disagree with us or upset us. The more exposed we are to opposing viewpoints, the more we seem to get upset that those other viewpoints exist.”
“If I ask you, ‘What do you want out of life?‘ and you say something like, ‘I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,‘ your response is so common and expected that it doesn‘t really mean anything. ... A more interesting question, a question that most people never consider, is, ‘What pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for?‘ Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.”
I was curious to see how a person could write an entire book about not giving a f*ck. Since not giving a f*ck is actually easier said than done. But the author also focuses on different aspects like suffering, death, failures and the constant choices we have to make. The chapters are concise and easy to read. Whether you like self help books or not, it's still worth a try. Another upside is, it's pretty short, so no time wasted.
“To not give a f*ck is to stare down life‘s most terrifying and difficult challenges and still take action.”
I fucking love this/her. 🖤
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I don‘t read self help books, but gave this a try because of the title and the breezy style when I leafed the pages at the library. Don‘t try to be positive all the time, accept failure but move on past it, focus on what is important and do-able, etc. Skimmed through but not for me. Basically if I‘m down in the dumps I let myself wallow for a day,say ‘Showtime‘ and go. Plus music! But that‘s just me; straightforward style may help/inspire others.
Here's to giving less f**ks ! 🤗
This, if you can believe it, is the garden of our serviced apartment! Having spent yesterday in a knock down, drag out fight with our moving company (our stuff hasn‘t left India) & today trying to politely argue terms with a hardcore religious real estate agent determined to shoehorn a morals clause into our rental agreement (😡😡😡), I have run away to the garden and am staying here reading. On the bright side, the temperature is lovely!
This book is all about helping its readers prioritize in life. Simply put: give a f*ck about important things in life and don‘t waste any f*cks on superficial things. I found this book helpful, reassuring, funny, insightful, and eye-opening. This should be a mandatory read for all adults. (Also won‘t take more than a day or two to finish it)
Did not fully agree