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In this generation-defining self-lend a hand guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us methods to stop looking to be “positive” always in order that we will be able to actually transform better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the important thing to a happy, wealthy life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we need to live with it.” In his wildly popular Web blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it love it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that may be sorely lacking these days. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected up to date society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that making improvements to our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are fallacious and limited—”not everybody will also be atypical, there are winners and losers in society, and a few of it isn’t 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 will be able to start to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we are looking for.
There are only such a lot of things we will be able to give a f**k about so we wish to figure out which of them in reality matter, Manson makes clear. At the same time as money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed snatch-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**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to lend a hand them lead contented, grounded lives.