So I listened to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck as an audiobook, and it took me awhile to get into the groove. At first, I thought (like many others) that it was just the typical, common-sense life advice but with expletives littered throughout. And I’m not saying it’s not that. BUT, if you can stick with it, Mark Manson does present these common sense advice in a way that is engaging, and gets us thinking.
At the end of the day, isn’t listening to common sense advice, over and over, a good thing? It reminds me of those Chicken Broth for the Soul books. In them are heartwarming stories about how people did the right thing, and through adversity, there is a happy ending. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is just on the other end of the spectrum. It’s rude, profane, and NSFW, but it’s real advice.
If you want to take it a step further, check out Mark Manson’s blog page, which I think is a lot more of the same (but free). And here’s an article where Mark Manson talks some crap about Tony Robbins and his “positivity stuff.” Manson states:
“I don’t think all the positivity stuff works. If you look at the evidence, classic positivity self-help has been around – at least in the US – for 100 years. But if you look at depression, suicide, drug usage, they’re all steadily on the rise and have been for decades… I feel like there’s this surge of demand for this more pessimistic take on human psychology,” Manson said.Arabian Business, Nov 4, 2019
Agree or disagree?
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