I was watching an interview with Sophia Bush, some years back, and in it, upfront as she is, she said: “I have no fucks left to give”. Now, I am Bulgarian, English is my second language and I’ve never lived in an English speaking country, so this was the first time I’ve heard this phrase and it really resonated with me.
I HAVE NO FUCKS LEFT TO GIVE
Sounds about right.
Do you know how often I feel overwhelmed because I feel like I have to be a hundred places at once and do a thousand things at the same time? Way too many! And the thing is, I know how priorities work and why they are so important and yet, I, probably like many other people, don’t know how to outline them and how to stick to them. So I felt like all I need to know is already in my head, I just need to put it all together.
It felt like I’ve been storing all the right tools, all the knowledge in my attic of a mind, so far away that I forgot I had them even though I need them so much. So now I needed a cleaning crew to come and put things in place in order for me to remember that I had them in my attic all along. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” by Mark Manson was my cleaning crew and damn if they are not getting a star review.
A lot of the things Mark outlines in this book really spoke to me and I’m glad that I finally picked it up. Here is why you should, too:
The fine art of non-fuckery
How the hell craving a positive experience is a negative experience?
How to fight a world that pressures us to care about more and more insignificant things?
Why you should DO even when you don’t feel like it?
Why fault and responsibility is not always the same thing?
This little orange book helped me put things into perspective, setting some goals and prepare myself for the hard way I have to walk in order to achieve them. It doesn’t sugar code anything and it is not pretending to be an academic wonder. It is honest, maybe a little harsh but very real.
No, I’m the self-help book kind of person and I don’t even touch books like “How to find our inner selves and live a happy life” Cause more often than not live is not happy, just ask the Disappointment Panda /read the book -> get the reference/.
Yes, this book says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING NEW, that wasn’t Mark’s goal. What it does, however, is remind you of things you already know and need to hear again. Sometimes we get so lost in our attics that we need to let someone else come and declutter the mess of knowledge up there.
So that is why I recommend this book and that is why I consider it one of the best books I read this year.
HOW MANY DRAGONS?
6 DRAGONS because it did such a fine job with my attic!
If you read the book I would love to hear thoughts on it and if you haven’t, did I made you curious?
Let me know in the comments!