.

the-subtle-art-mark-manson

 

 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F-ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

– Mark Manson

 

What I love about Mark’s books is his honesty. I don’t find the profanity as funny as probably his hardcore fans, but I get the point. It’s his way of expressing profound wisdom about difficult topics. But for the record, if you hate profane, ruthless humor – this is not the book for you.

 

With that said, this book is perfect for my generation. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck tackles the positive self-help industry and gives you a much needed slap in the face. Generation Millennials and Generation Y are taught to think positive about everything to live a happy, rich life. Manson completely shifts the perspective into accept, understand and acknowledge mode about the shitty, fucked up in life. I think this is the reason for his success – people have been starving for a more honest answers to well-being and what constitute a more contended, grounded life. 13 million copies speaks for itself….

 

An excerpt from the book:

“In life, we have a limited amount of fuck to give. So you must choose your fucks wisely.”

 

I found Mark Manson via his star blog, where he writes life advice that is science-based, pragmatic, and non-bullshitty. As he says it; “life advice that doesn’t suck”. What I appreciate with The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*uck is that he writes about the things he’s also struggling with in life (without being whiney and condescending). It’s no signaling or moral preaching top-down. His honesty is what gets you hooked, that is, if honesty is what you want to hear.

 

 

Read. Reflect. Repeat.

#BOOKCLUB

 

Is Your Time Valuable?

Lifestyle

Is Your Time Valuable?

Being present in the moment

Hvem blir “vi” etter pandemien?

Lifestyle

Hvem blir “vi” etter pandemien?

Offentlig persona vs. privat synspunkt

If Love Is To Mean Anything

Lifestyle

If Love Is To Mean Anything

"Ta Erotika", Socrates

What I’ve Learned from My Travels

Lifestyle

What I've Learned from My Travels

The universal wisdom of travel

Er vi Ideologisk Besatt?

Lifestyle

Er vi Ideologisk Besatt?

Når noe er lett å kjøpe, bør vi stille oss kritisk til det

7 Ways To Improve Your Industriousness

Lifestyle

7 Ways To Improve Your Industriousness

Achieving your goals

The Importance of Curiosity

Lifestyle

The Importance of Curiosity

The basis of lifelong learning

Who Are You in The Chaos?

Lifestyle

Who Are You in The Chaos?

A more realistic approach to hope

Unmasking The FOG

Lifestyle

Unmasking the FOG

Encountering psychopathology

Recap 2020: Time to Reflect

Lifestyle

Recap 2020: Time to Reflect

Adult conversations are needed

30 Evolutionary Truths Everyone Should Know

Lifestyle

30 Evolutionary Truths Everyone Should Know

Improve your every day life

what kind of world do we want to live in?

Lifestyle

Let It Be, The Way We Didn't Go

Reading time: 27 minutes

10 Prominent News For Our World

Lifestyle

10 Prominent News For Our World

Good news are required to continue

Snake Encounter: The Symbolic Meaning

Lifestyle

Snake Encounter: The Symbolic Meaning

The serpentine symbolism

Summer Letter, anno 2020

Lifestyle

Summer Letter, anno 2020

Reflections from my summer

Love Does Not Conquer All

Lifestyle

Love Does Not Conquer All

It's an alluring narrative

8 Ubiquitous Argument Fallacies

Lifestyle

8 Ubiquitous Argument Fallacies

We all fall prey to them

Summer Letter, anno 2021

Lifestyle

Summer Letter, anno 2021

A shattered communication structure

Har du det verre enn besteforeldrene dine? 

Lifestyle

Har du det verre enn besteforeldrene dine? 

Hvis vi ikke forstår historien, er vi dømt til å gjenta den.

10 Life-Changing Lessons From My 20’s

Lifestyle

10 Life-Changing Lessons From My 20’s

The essence of my maturation