Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

There’s this thing about self-help books: they only have one good idea. The rest is mostly fluff.

You know, punch the damn keys to reach the necessary word count.

This book, sadly, is no exception.

But the main idea is brilliant. And makes this book well worth a try.

What’s that idea you ask?

Well… self-awareness.

That’s how I’d describe it.

Most people are never fully aware of their own selves. Their feelings, emotions, reactions to particular events. They’re on auto-pilot.

While this idea is by no means revolutionary, it is nice to read about it.

It is also nice to read about the inevitability of suffering, the idea that we have to enjoy the journey, with all its ups and downs, to become worthy of the reward.

We have to be aware, and decide. Decide what is important and what is not. What merits our attention, time, and energy, and what not.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a good book, well worth reading.

6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

  1. I listened to this book on Audible. I actually did like it very much, as it points out the many facets of obvious fallacious thinking that many of us practice on a day to day basis and boils them down to their understandable basics.

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  2. I’ve read this one myself, took me on such an inspiring journey. Mark Manson really has a special way with his words. Self responsibility is key to getting to where we want to be mentally, emotionally and socially. Great Review!

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