A few weeks ago I got hooked on this book. Despite the title may not seem appropriate to some, it is worth a read. Before getting the facts in order, I must say that Mark (the man behind this book) has sown a great hard work in the masterpiece, which is reaped very well. Deffo.
What’s the Book? The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Author: Mark Manson
Good Reads: 4/5
Thumbs Up/Down: Up, up, up.
My Review: I have been meaning to read this book for quite some time. And now that I have, my inner-self is very much grateful.
Right off the bat, we are taught with the lesson of “Positive Thinking” and deny sad or bad emotions. Mark ushers to the fact that false positivity can never lead us (human beings) to true happiness. But the handling of adversities does. The satisfaction that comes from which is unmatchable – as we develop skills to deal with the world. Not only that, but we also find the courage to face a lot of curveballs life throws at us.
What I liked the most? “Disappointment Panda” appeared as the most interesting part of this whole self-help guide to me. The fictional character advises us to embrace fears, faults, and uncertainties for finding courage, perseverance, honesty, and responsibility as a reward in this life.
For a generation, this book is an invigorating hit to shift their world and help to lead a contented life.
Here are some of the parts that I liked.
Happiness comes from solving problems. The keyword here is “solving.” If you’re avoiding your problems or feel like you don’t have any problems, then you’re going to make yourself miserable. If you feel like you have problems that you can’t solve, you will likewise make yourself miserable. The secret sauce is in the solving of the problems, not in not having problems in the first place.
The rejection is an inherent and necessary part of maintaining our values, and therefore our identity. We are defined by what we choose to reject. And if we reject nothing (perhaps in fear of being rejected by something ourselves), we essentially have no identity at all.
Commitment gives you freedom because you are no longer distracted by the unimportant and frivolous. Commitment gives you freedom because it hones your attention and focus, directing them toward what is most efficient at making you healthy and happy.
And you have to stay committed to something and go deep to dig it up. That’s true in relationships, in career, in building a great lifestyle – in everything.
And, here’s something that got fixed in my mind for life for sure.
You can’t win if you don’t play.