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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

by Mark Manson


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"If you want the rewards, but not the struggle, you don’t really want it."

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck

• If you are able to not give a f*ck about the pain your goals require, then you become unstoppable.

• Finding something important and meaningful in your life is perhaps the most productive use of your time and energy.

• You can’t merely be in love wi...

What Not Giving a F*ck Means

1.Be comfortable with being different, not being indifferent.

2. Find something meaningful to give a f*ck about – otherwise you’ll waste energy on meaningless worries.

3. You always have a choice over what to give a f*ck about – as we get older, we realise wha...

The Importance of Saying No

Freedom grants the opportunity for greater meaning, but by itself there is nothing necessarily meaningful about it. Ultimately, the only way to achieve meaning and a sense of importance in one’s life is through a rejection of alternatives, a narrowing of freedom, a choice of commitment to...

Focus On What Matters

The way to be happy and fulfilled, Manson says, is to not give a f*ck about everything we’re told to care about.

Instead, get clear on what truly matters, focus your choices on those few priorities, and accept that in spite of that, you’ll still make stupid mistakes and suf...

Freedom Through Commitment

Depth is where the gold is buried. And you have to stay committed to something and go deep to dig it up. That’s true in relationships, in a career, in building a great lifestyle— in everything.

Do Something Principle

Do something now, even if it’s really small, and let good actions cascade as a result.

The Feedback Loop from Hell

The acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.

Being open with your insecurities paradoxically makes you more confident and charismatic around others. The pain of honest confrontation is what generates the greatest trust and respect in your rel...

You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I)

  • Instead of striving for certainty, we should be in constant search of doubt: doubt about our own beliefs, doubt our own feelings, doubt about what the future may hod for us unless we get out there and create it for ourselves.
  • Openness to being wrong must exi...


"Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s the cause of it.”

Fault Vs Responsibility

  • Fault is past tense.
  • Responsibility is present tense.

Maturity == to become more selective about the f*cks you are willing to give.

… And Then You Die

  • Confronting the reality of our own mortality is important because it obliterates all the crappy, fragile, superficial values in life.
  •  Simple optioning for your own values in life, already makes you beautiful, already makes you successful, and already makes you loved...


“Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a f*ck about what’s truly f*ckworthy”

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