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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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by Mark Manson

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Life isn't supposed to go your way all the time, and that's OK

When we give too many f*cks, when we choose to give a f*ck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life f*cks us.


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Choose your battles wisely. Put your energy where it counts.

Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a f*ck about what’s truly f*ck-worthy.


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Overdoing it is the same as doing nothing at all

We are defined by what we choose to reject. And if we reject nothing we essentially have no identity at all.


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Failure is a part of life. Failure is how you learn and grow

If you think about a young child trying to learn to walk, that child will fall down and hurt itself hundreds of times. But at no point does that child ever stop and think, ‘Oh, I guess walking just isn’t for me


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Fear of failure is your biggest enemy

We can be truly successful only at something we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.


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Who you are will constantly change

"I say don’t find yourself. I say never know who you are. Because that’s what keeps you striving and discovering. And it forces you to remain humble in your judgments and accepting of the differences in others.”


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Not every “problem” has to be a negative thing

Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.


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Once you’re great at one thing, aim to be great at another

People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great – they are mediocre, they are average – and that they could be so much better.


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Hard times are a necessary part of life

Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.”


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Caring less will only lead to better things

This, in a nutshell, is what ‘self-improvement’ is really about: prioritising better values, choosing better things to give a f*ck about. Because when you give better f*cks, you get better problems.”


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