The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (F*ck) by Mark Manson EPUB
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 we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck
positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In
his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a
dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a
F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society
and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed by both 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*ck 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*ck is a refreshing slap for a
generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.