My latest read was The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, by Mark Manson. Beyond the snappy title, it’s been a phenomenal read. It’s permanently changed how I look at life and what I DO give a fuck about. So much that I wanted to share my impression with others because I think it’s something everyone could benefit from reading.
I have a good life, but like everyone, it’s got its ups and downs. The problem is when shit happens, I have a hard time letting go of things. That inability to throw things away has always felt like a drain on energy I could otherwise put toward the positive things that actually matter.
I found this book, searching for a solution. It was just what the doctor ordered. After I started it, I crushed it in a few short hours over a couple weeks. It was that good and easy to read.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is written incredibly well. Don’t let the title fool you. It has a fun irreverent feel, but what really surprised me was how grounded and well thought out Mark Manson’s points are. He uses fantastic stories to make his points. Beyond that, you quickly learn that this book is about way more than letting go. There were so many great life lessons I actually think the title somewhat belies all the value it offers. Although, it is a great attention getter.
One illumining point for me was that on the surface, one might think not giving a fuck means not to give a shit about anything. In reality. we only have a limited number of fucks to give in this life, so choose wisely. Makes total sense, but something about the presentation made this hit home and rewire how I want to approach life.
I guarantee if learning to let go is something you could get better at, this book will help and in ways you won’t expect. It’s a fantastic, fun read and will pay dividends. Fuck yeah.