The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Audiobook by Mark Manson is without a doubt, exactly what it promises; a self-help book completely opposite to any other self-help book.
It starts with a Bukowski quote, where the author exalts the ability of the Beat poet to don’t care about anything until suddenly, somehow, he succeeds.
From there on, The Subtle Art actually destroys the way that every single self-help book sell us life. What Manson depicts in his book is that life can’t be approached through an “all positive” perspective.
Happiness is not a permanent state but rather a continuous pursuit and if anyone tries to get it settled, they will always suffer. Life is a constant struggle to solve problems and what Manson says is the secret to living a good life is to choose what are the problems worth fighting for.
Negative experiences will always be there, but this audiobook is about how to confront them in a way they become a tool, not an impediment. How to react to both problems and negative situations is a choice and that’s what Manson tries to make readers see in his book.
No “encouraging/soft/positive/rose” quote will be found in this book but, it’s without a doubt about values. Finally, the perspective The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Audiobook by Mark Manson offers is that we as humans are in an existential and spiritual crisis.
We have almost everything and more than we need, and that makes us lost on what are the really important things. Learning to prioritize and care only about what we want is the key objective of this audiobook.
Very crude and without compassion, Mark Manson hasn’t written a book to spoil readers into buying “positive-vibe” superficial advice. This book is made to hit hard on everyone who reads it.
While he uses a rough and unrefined language to call the attention of people and make the book easy-to-read, the truth behind those words is very deep. His message of self-help transcends the immediate emotions that last only the first two days before you finish the audiobook.
There are profound reflection and reality in the way he sees happiness; life will never be perfect and simple and we can’t all be “winners”. And that’s pretty crude, but it’s undeniable.
Nevertheless, he sees opportunity in that, as it gives you the chance to choose how you want to be the normal person you’re. And he encourages readers to fight fiercely for those things that respond to their values.“Not giving a fuck” is about not tormenting yourself with the wrong things, and accepting that you can’t do and control everything.
The philosophy that “we are all going to die in the end” is quoted everywhere in the book, but not from the “nihilistic-Fightclub” perspective that nothing matters. On the contrary, is a reminder that time is short and you should only use it for what is really important to you.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Audiobook by Mark Manson without a doubt will make you laugh and make you cry. But, in the end, there’s a lot to learn from this clever and vulgar Millenial that seems to have gotten the real way to a good life.
Is this audiobook about self-help
In a way, it is, but you won’t find any Osho/Coelho “we all can be great we just need to believe it”. This piece is a slap in the face that will make you recognize your reality, with its goods and its bads.
Is this book easy to read?
It depends, if you have no problem with bad words and too-honest phrases, it will be fun. But if you’re too used to soft words and condescending content, this will be hard.