Author Topic: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck  (Read 5814 times)

englyn

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« on: September 02, 2015, 09:26:02 PM »
Dunno if this has been linked here before, but even if so, it's worth doing again, for the swearing and the similar point to MMM's Cure Yourself of Tiny Details Exaggeration Syndrome - style posts.


http://markmanson.net/not-giving-a-fuck

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 02:58:09 AM »
I liked that a lot.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 06:27:04 AM »
Agreed. Good Post.

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 06:39:07 AM »
"As my father used to say, 'Fucks donít grow on trees, Mark.' OK, he never actually said that. But fuck it, pretend like he did."

Classic!

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 11:35:50 AM »
My wife tells me that I say, "Fuck It" too often. Now I'm never going to stop.

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 12:00:46 PM »
I frequently don't give a fuck . . . now if only I could purge my life of most of the people who expect me to care about a bunch of trivial bullshit.

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 04:54:41 PM »
So, there's a book, and I've just read it, and it's pretty heavy Good Stuff.  I'll take this over to the Book Club section.
Journaling about directing my expertise at myself: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/design-gets-shit-done/

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 08:10:04 AM »
Thanks.  Good read.

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 05:26:51 PM »
Solid.

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Re: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 09:44:05 AM »
Good read.  The passage really hit close to home regarding how I conducted my life in my 20s:

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In fact, indifferent people often attempt to be indifferent because in reality they actually give too many fucks. They are afraid of the world and the repercussions of their own choices. Therefore, they make none. They hide in a grey emotionless pit of their own making, self-absorbed and self-pitied, perpetually distracting themselves from this unfortunate thing demanding their time and energy called life.

I've gotten much better at caring less and confronting adversity head-on, though I'm still intimidated by big decisions.  It's a lifelong growing process, I guess.