When we look at the three we just mentioned, honesty is 100% in your control. In fact, thanks to our advertising partners, even a simple act like reading another article helps us contribute more. We want to get a better job, earn more money, live in a better house, drive a better car, have better relationships, have a better body; but wanting better is actually counterintuitive. Positive emotions, on the other hand, are rewards for taking the proper action. Our obsession with being individuals is literally killing us. And everything seems to matter so much.
Everything is new and exciting. Problems force us to think outside of our comfort zones and challenge us to grow to stronger mental, physical, and spiritual states. 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. He also provides plenty of illuminating anecdotes to illustrate his perspicacious observations. This is why I built my own bar in my garden. Manson uses many of his own personal experiences to illustrate how life's struggles often give it more meaning, which, he argues, is a better approach than constantly trying to be happy. The fact this guy bases much of his advice on psychology, to me anyway, is part of the problem — I figure it involves him looking intently down the wrong end of the telescope — but all the same, this is a quick and easy read and parts of it are amusing.
I started reading it expecting comedy; a send-up to the optimism only movement. The best of the best, worst of the worst, and most upsetting of the upsetting. If you need a book to help you live your life you have bigger problems than whatever brought you to that book. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today.
Because the joy is in the climb itself. Quiet meals, quiet drinks, quiet reading environment, and no one giving me crap advice Great review, Jo. There are always examples, stories, explanations that are not overly complicated. I mean, if we could only give a few less fucks, or a few more consciously-directed fucks, then life would feel pretty fucking easy. This book falls into that particular trap and in the end it just feels like you're being tortured by repetition.
I believe that you can get something out of this book even if you are not a fan of self-help books as me. Reading about these experiences makes you feel like a close confidante. Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge: Bestseller from a Genre I Don't Normally Read. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured. Moreover, it would lead to a boring existence! Finding something important and meaningful in your life is the most productive use of your time and energy. You only get a limited number of fucks to give over your lifetime, so you must spend them with care.
There's a lot of cross-over with Carl Sagan's , surprisingly. These were my favorite: - Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent, it means being comfortable w Oh, wow. There are better books available today with a similar message that don't overuse use the F-word and and also don't make such aggressive references towards other people and life in general. The same way our bodies become stronger when challenged with resistance training and conditioning, so too does our mind and spirit become stronger with problem solving and critical thinking. The title is simply bait, the ideas in this book are dense, weak and are nothing profound or deep. .
I try to avoid them as much as possible. Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it or quash it or silence it, only backfires. The Verdict Ultimately, I found myself not wanting to put this book down. Manson wryly suggests focussing on family, friends and your golf swing. These were my favorite: - Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent, it means being comfortable with being different. How do you think men feel if they are pictured as the fuckers that cheat in 99% of stories? This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us so that we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives.
He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. Not even worth a one star. But what else would you expect from an internet marketeer? Had I been indifferent, I would have shrugged my shoulders, sipped some mocha and downloaded another season of. For me, sparked a complete overhaul on what I spent my time caring and worrying about. Women can cheat as well.
It is basically the Buddha and Sartre giving advice by saying fuck every other word. But he is also vulnerable and knows what it feels like to hit rock bottom. We no longer need to give a fuck about everything. I did not give a f ck about what they thought or about the money only about getting my product made and to market. So you must choose your fucks wisely. One of Manson's personal stories that really stuck with me was about his unrealised rock star dreams.
Site members can listen to it by clicking the Commentary button above. I really really loved this. A lack of structure in my schedule, too little sleep, and an over packed agenda had brought me to tears. Punctuality is partially in your control. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. There is a distinction between what the title implies and what Manson intends.