No, this is not a fable or a story intended for kids. What I am talking about is one of the most endearing characters of Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. Seems like I am in a loop of motivational books here but let me tell you that this is NOT you expected or average self-help text.
If you are one of those who believes that you can “attract” whatever you want, and it will be given to you, or you think that having a positive attitude all the time is the way to start improving your life, this book is NOT for you. The Subtle Art will probably tell you exactly what you DO NOT want to hear; I better should say that this book and all of it awesomeness is a “hand it with care” type.
First of all you will find a lot of cursing in this book… and that is okay. It is not that the author is a potty mouth (well, he actually is), but makes his prose more real and somehow fulfills the purpose of conveying a deeper message. This book will not tell you that there is abundance in the universe and whatever you really, really wish shall be yours. This book keeps it real: Life suck sometimes, and you gotta deal with it; it is good that you have problems; and uncertainty is awesome for you.
Without revealing too much, I would say that this is a book that will challenge you. It will make you question your values, how do you tackle problems and, most importantly, what are the things you actually give a fuck about. Manson’s main premise is that there is a finite amount of fucks each one of us has, so you better make them count.
The beauty of this is that “giving a fuck” is not a synonym a of indifference, just the opposite. You should give a fuck about things that actually matter to you. Easier to hear or read than to do. If you are tired of “feel good” books, and you really want to do something about yourself, this is the right one for you.
Highly recommendable as a complement for your motivational, bedside bestsellers, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck will make you really object yourself. Do not miss the opportunity to lay your hands on a copy and start living not the way you want, but the way you need.