The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

13 Sep 2016

by Mark Manson

Publisher: HarperOne

Overall: 70% of the 30 mentions are positive, 30% are neutral and 0% are negative.

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  • Check this book out. It's a fun read with good advice. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
    1 points in /r/LifeProTips by DelMontePython | 27 May 2017
  • Have you been reading Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck? Because it sounds like you have been.
    2 points in /r/sysadmin by wingzfan99 | 26 May 2017
  • Grindr is literally the worst possible place for anyone with any kind of insecurities; so cut that shit out. I think only stupid people don't feel like they're unlikable. So congratulations; you're sane. Heres a book you should read; The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. Once you stop caring how others think; you'll stop getting flustered; and your confidence will go up. Once that happens you automatically go up a few levels... So like so many other things; fake it til you make it.
    2 points in /r/askgaybros by SlightFresnel | 20 May 2017
  • It's perfectly normal. In fact; if I were you I'd worry more if you didn't have those feelings. It sounds to me like you're sort of stuck in a rut; man. That sucks. Is there anything else you could be doing; job-wise? > The thought of getting married and having kids scares the shit out of me. You are under no obligation whatsoever to get married and father children. Some people choose to do it; some choose not to. I for one; choose not to. It's up to you and what makes you happy and feels right. > This isn't what I expected life to be like. My outlook on life has become very bleak and the things I used to enjoy has become boring. It's only just begun; and that's a good thing. But I get what you're saying; though. For example; I've played guitar since I was around 12. For a couple of years I just didn't feel like it.. Didn't play a single riff for months at a time. This year I met a woman who just started a year ago; and we had a blast playing together. Jammed on old classics and taught her a couple of tricks. Bam! My enthusiasm for my beloved instrument was back. Point is; your passion for the things you used to enjoy can strike back just like that; given that you're in a good mental state. > I'm just going through the motions; nothing matters. Does life get better after your 20's? Speaking of a good mental state. Yes; it gets better when your 20's are over. At least for me; that decade was a fucking ordeal. I came to terms with who I was and what life is like; be it fucked or not. Giving less fucks about shit that didn't actually matter helped a great deal for my overall well-being. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck pretty much sums it up. Best of luck. Your best years are ahead of you; not behind you.
    2 points in /r/AskMenOver30 by amygdaladefekta | 15 May 2017
  • One book I am currently reading that I am enjoying is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck It is about what things you should care about in life; and has a funny approach to it.
    1 points in /r/getdisciplined by saucydaniel | 01 May 2017
  • Check out this book:

    There's a really good anecdote early on in the book. It tells the story of this guitarist who got kicked out of his band just before they record their first album. He was completely devastated. On his way back to LA from New York; he decided that he would start his own band and be bigger and better than his old band. He practiced constantly; assembled a new band and recorded an album. The band became successful and actually reached global fame. His new band was Megadeath; a relatively popular and well known band. Most people would be very happy with this accomplishment. Unfortunately his previous band was Metallica; and they were much more popular and successful than Megadeath. The guitarist (Dave Mustaine) later admitted in an interview that he was still upset about being kicked out of Metallica and doesn't consider himself to be a success.

    It then tells the story of Pete Best. He was the drummer who was kicked out of The Beatles and replaced by Ringo Starr just before they made it big. For years he was depressed; suicidal; and pissed off at the world. But later; he met his wife; started a family; and lived a happy and satisfying life. Eventually; he accepted the things in life that he couldn't control and took responsibility for those that he could.

    The point is that you shouldn't worry about the things in your life that you can't control. Don't compare yourself to your friends or set arbitrary benchmarks like "I should be making $X per year". Don't measure your progress in life by how much money you have in the bank or how many fancy toys you have. Find what makes you happy and do it.
    4 points in /r/AskMenOver30 by moaf | 17 Apr 2017

  • Yes 100%. I totally messed up the title and missed spelt the authors name. But here's the link. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    2 points in /r/videos by FapstronautOC | 15 Apr 2017
  • Read "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life" and then come back here for us to talk. No joke.
    18 points in /r/financialindependence by camberiu | 24 Mar 2017
  • Unless what you're describing and reporting some form of harassment or discrimination; there's not a lot you can actually do. The problem then becomes why you're not using the mute button. Sure; no one likes being bm'd; but why even care?

    I struggled with this for a long time; trying to work myself into a better game; and then I realized that it really didn't matter and the point of SMITE is for fun. If I have any apprehension whatsoever about something I'm trying to enjoy for leisure; something in me is off.

    Here's a book I'd highly recommend


    EDIT: I get that the point of this post was likely just to make an observation or show irony; but I know from experience that there are people who let BM get in the way of a great gaming experience.
    1 points in /r/Smite by Scrutonius | 03 Mar 2017