Lessons from The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
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In stock online. Available in stores. 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. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. 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.
When you stop over-worrying, over-analyzing and over-thinking everything in your life, you can finally take a step back and begin living up to your infinite potential. He encourages failing, giving up, not believing in oneself and getting knocked to the ground every once in awhile. Not only is it prolific and incredibly useful, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is also an excellent and hilarious read. Bishop guides readers through seven different assertions, in order to help empower them to understand they are the captains of their own ship: I am willing. I am wired to win.
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His website, MarkManson. Over the course of his career, Manson has worked almost every angle the advice industry has to offer. His job is meaningful, highly remunerative, and also flexible, creative, and cool. He started posting on PUA message boards and forums as Entropy — he said the moniker was a holdover from his days as a gamer — and quickly developed enough of a reputation for his, um, skill set that other men would ask if they could accompany him to bars to watch him work. Dating coaching seemed like way more fun than a 9-to-5, so Manson quit his job and went all in. But it turned out to be more work than just letting dudes wingman him for a night. Manson discovered that a lot of the men who came to him lacked more than self-confidence or smooth pickup lines.
I n my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference. Holy shit, that dude does not give a fuck. Man, that guy does not give a fuck. Chances are you know somebody in your life who, at one time or another, did not give a fuck and went on to accomplish amazing feats.
There's nothing subtle about Mark Manson. But like anything of true value in life, dig a little deeper and you'll find treasure worthy of any explorer willing to look below the surface. So clever in fact that he's brilliantly disguised his book using language as a way of tricking the reader into reading a book about values. In the same way that he encourages limiting exposure to mindless distractions such as social media, television and technology, he encourages limiting concern over things that have little to no meaning or value in your life. In our interview, Mark said, "If seeing things online or hearing things your co-workers say is really affecting you that much then you need to look at the values in your life.