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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life | Mark Manson
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 people. For decades, weve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Lets be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesnt sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it isa 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, lets-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American 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.
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Kshakal
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Eggs 🧡🖤🧡 3mo
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KateD1
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Pickpick

For some reason it took me too long to read this book. It‘s kind of counterintuitive, but I really loved this book.

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BeingSagarSk
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Reading on a kid's desk has its own distractions ...

#thoughts #tea #books #selfhelp #currentread #kobo #followforfollow #likeforlike

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BeingSagarSk
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MeganLindell
Bailedbailed

Awful

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Kshakal
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In_the_stacks Hahaha 👍👍 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 6mo
Eggs ❤️🖤❤️ 6mo
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rsteve388
Pickpick

This was an excellent and much needed book for me right now. Mark Manson throws no punches as he tells you that you can't care about it all! That you have to pick and choose what to give a fuck about and how once you decide what to give a fuck about your life improves. Great read. 5 ⭐

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tdrosebud
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Pickpick

A guide to only giving a f*ck about the things that truly matter to you, and ignoring those that don't, thus living a better life.
#nonfiction2022 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #pantone2022colorchallenge @Clwojick

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Adil_khan
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Pickpick

Talks about values, self-awareness, relationships, death and more.It's highly insightful and recommended.
#subtleartofnotgivingfuck #markmanson #life #awereness

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Lauram
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Bailedbailed

I‘m too old for self help bloggers.

Blueberry 😆 8mo
RebL Checked to confirm: My notes indicate this was my least favorite of the books I read in 2021. 8mo
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IMASLOWREADER
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another book off my tbr 😃 #audiophile #readinggoal

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abbyreadz
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Bailedbailed

Wow. This book was garbage. There is nothing less interesting, intuitive, or helpful than white, male, surface level, neuro typical advice. The man is a millionaire, he can afford to not give a fuck.

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Cosmos_Moon
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Mehso-so

This was okay and worth the listen as my commute audiobook. Some good insights of life, although I thought it was a little hilarious at one point in the book when he said something like, “now that I‘m in my 30s” stated with a sense that now he‘s so mature and has the answers 😅 I guess a little mansplaining.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Pickpick

I‘m going to be honest…I am already rather stingy with the f*cks I give, but when two friends recommend a book, you read it. There were a few good points in here, but nothing that I haven‘t heard before in some form. You are not special. Give a f*ck about things that are truly worthy of your time. I work in a hotel and while I am not nearly delusional enough to think that the rooms and staff are perfect, I can tell when someone stays up ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick half the night trying to think of something to complain about. Why? Because they have nothing better to give a f*ck about. This isn‘t perfect. Some of the author‘s hot takes might be a little sexist and he references his f*ckboy past often, but I find f*ckboys somewhat amusing, if ridiculous. I think I‘ll refer to this as I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell for it‘s now, hopefully, more mature audience.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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ShaaM
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Pickpick

First 15 Pages were tough and contradicting to me But A Good Read Very Good Read Overall

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Cosmos_Moon
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This is fantastic… I just heard “fuck” about 348 times on the way to work. I‘ll have to check out his other one “Everything is F*cked”. “We‘re never going to cure cancer, go to the moon or feel Jennifer Aniston‘s tits, and that‘s okay. Life goes on.”

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kam01
Mehso-so

I felt underwhelmed reading this book, there were some elements of wisdom I could use in my daily life but it was hard to differentiate this book from the other motivation type books available.

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NovelNancyM
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Mehso-so

Not sure why I continued reading this book other than that it was a quick read. I had serious issues with the first half as the author made grand declarations unsupported by research (at least he didn't cite any). The second half addresses five counterintuitive values for living a better life and these chapters resonated better with me. Not sure I'd recommend anyone else read this, but there is some value in it.

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AndrewSpilman
Pickpick

Quick, motivational, easy read that is fun because of Mark Manson's injection of quirky humor at unforeseen moments.

This book helps me shift my paradigm of how to live away from a self-centered, fatalistic, and victimized viewpoint to a more caring, empowered, and honest one.

I recommend it highly as long as you are OK with some foul language.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead & @Bklover

📚 Book goals: 96 books, read more from my stacks, and complete #booked2022 #pop22 and #52books as well as participating in other challenges
Personally to drop about 20 pounds and get healthier/more fit.

⏳Hopeful

📖 I like it. Two friends recommended it but must not have realized that I am already pretty good at not giving a 🤫.

#thoughtfulthursday @moonwitch94

RaeLovesToRead Yay for #pop22 😊 11mo
Smrloomis 😂 I really like that you have that skill covered! 11mo
sprainedbrain Not giving a f*%£ is an important skill! ? 11mo
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jazza08
Pickpick

Mark articulates things that most would know but not necessarily understand or spend time considering and for that I think it was a great read and very relevant to today's culture.

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Tineke
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Mehso-so

This book was a bit of a disappointment. The advice was okay, but I needed some scientific sources and there were none. Now the book is just about how the author approaches life.
TBR since November 2021; 204 pages.

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kyraleseberg
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Impulse borrow from libby

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mikeymendoza
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Pickpick

A huge middle finger to the self-help industry, this book offers an extremely relevant and beautiful message gift-wrapped with crass humor and f-bombs that would surely cause you deep introspection. It has its issues: Mark tends to repeat his points a lot throughout, but overall, not a big deal. This book doesn't give a f*ck. It gut-punches you with stuff that you NEED to hear. If you're sick of all the toxic positivity, this book is for you. 8/10

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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Smartypants
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Pickpick

Welp, life events had me exploring the topic of not giving a flying f*** and so it was finally time to tackle this Mount TBR beauty. I dig the concept and I definitely appreciated the content on the topic of failing and how failure is what drives growth. #growth

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freeatlast1137
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Pickpick

I found this book to be very rewarding to read, it was funny, informative and a not too long winded. I have to agree with most of this guys points. One is take responsibility with your actions or how you respond to an outside factor.

This book has a ton of explicit words, so if you do not care about that, I recommend it.

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Lisalucy
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Pickpick

This book has not only opened my eyes to a different way of living but it has also empowered me to stop being afraid to take chances and to do what I truly believe in. I highly recommend this book even if it its your type of book. I usually enjoy non-fiction but my sister bought this book and encouraged me to read it. I highly recommend everyone to read it and apply it to your life as we will all be better off for it.#10 read a book of your choice

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alexandrarizz1
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Mehso-so

"You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you‘re going to get fucked."

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Bookjunkie57
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#SundayFunday

1. Occasionally
2. Read this one just because of the title.
3. For me, yes. Not every word is gospel but there are usually a few ideas I want to mull over and apply to my life.

ozma.of.oz I‘ve got this one on my TBR! Thanks for posting! 1y
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aimee23
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Check out what came in the mail today! ❤️💙

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under.a.pile.of.books
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When every corner becomes a #bookcorner 📚😇

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ShelbyA7
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Pickpick

Book #22: Audiobook. I read this book about 4 years ago. As we return to somewhat normal life, I wanted to refresh on the ideas of the book by listening to the audio version. It was as funny and, at times, abrasive as I remembered. While I don‘t agree with every idea presented, I still have many good takeaways for how to orient myself towards caring about the right things.

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SoapboxEdits
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Pickpick

I read several self-help books a year, so I know the drill and sometimes skip over things. Not with this one. His stories were engaging and fiction-like which came across a lot less preachy than similar books. A definite pick for those who call BS on affirmations and the like. Beware though: lots of F bombs (duh!) and sexual references.

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Passionfruit_Spontaneous_Tapir
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Pickpick

It was a refreshing book with a different approach to what life means. The book changed the way I deal with situations and it made me a better person. For myself but also for the people in my life.

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meowyreads

I am into self help books. Any recommendations?🥰

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dixi_e
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This book is everything I need right now. #currentlyreading #lifeinshanghai2021

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Passionfruit_Spontaneous_Tapir
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The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is itself a positive experience.

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j.rye
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I got another new plant 💁🏻‍♀️ might have a problem.

Gissy But they are so pretty!! 2y
AmyG I love your plants! And thank you so mich for the lovely Valentine‘s Card! 😘 2y
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j.rye
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#audioknitting a baby blanket! 🧶

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bookstoregoblin
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I fucking love this book. I‘m listening to one chapter a day. It gives me something to reflect on throughout the day and apply to my own life and way of thinking. Today‘s thought is: What, in my life, am I willing to struggle and suffer for?
#spendyourfuckswisely

The_Penniless_Author I realky like this. I'm reading The Socrates Express right now, and this sentiment pretty succinctly encapsulates the core tenants of most major philosophies throughout history - desirelessness and acceptance of fate. 2y
The_Penniless_Author I also "really" like it ? 2y
Powered_By_Plants Yes!! This one really resonated with me too . Glad your enjoying it 😁 2y
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BestDogDad
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Mehso-so

Ummmm........this book was clearly not intended for an old guy who has been married for 29 years, been with the same employer for 25 years, and lived in the same house for 28 years. I probably would've got a lot out of this book and enjoyed it had I read it 30 years ago but reading it as an older person I grew tired of the gratuitous swearing, poop jokes, and sex jokes. And I'm really not in to self help books, anyway. I didn‘t hate it. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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BestDogDad
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Overall, this book didn‘t resonate with me but I do like some of Manson‘s quotes.

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BestDogDad
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So true. 🤦🏼‍♂️ He saw 2020 and 2021 coming.

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Powered_By_Plants
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I loved this quote ❤️ there is always more to learn , it‘s also what keeps us humans happy , to have continual growth 🌻

“ Uncertainty is the root of all progress and all growth. As an old adage goes,the man who believes he knows everything learns nothing.We cannot learn anything without first not knowing something. The more we admit we do not know, the more opportunities we gain to learn.”

AkashaVampie that is what I am trying to do with my new group #LifeLessons4AllCrew. we all still need to learn daily! 2y
Powered_By_Plants @AkashaVampie 🥰 glad you liked the quote , good luck with the group such a great idea 💜 2y
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Powered_By_Plants
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Pickpick

I loved this,found it really funny and refreshing loved how Mark included life experiences of everyday people and ones we know,the wonderful Malala ,pete best and Picasso to name a few. It gives a different spin on the usual constant positivity. He calls this avoidance and actually pain is part of the process , a lot of us are too frightened to fail but it‘s how change comes about and it‘s in our darkest moments that can bring out the best in us⬇️

Powered_By_Plants I find human psychology fascinating, he explains how many of us humans treat pleasure like a false god.. the addict .. the adulterer .

We need to change our own personal goals and have simple humble values. Most value themselves on how many people like them , this is relying on others and giving them control of your happiness , we are all in control of our own happiness.
2y
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triplem80
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Mehso-so

Full confession: many of the audiobooks I listen to were chosen simply to provide background noise. This was a perfect example of that. It didn't leave much of an impression.

#TeamReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious

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Tanvir007

“I never gave a fuck”