Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. So as promised this is my review on the book, The subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson. I came across this book last year when I was in a book shop and it intrigued me but I didn’t buy it. It wasn’t until a month ago that I was looking for a book for my partner that I came across it again and thought fuck it lets give it a go.
The subtle art of not giving a fuck – review.
This book hits you straight away with it not being a sugar-coated self-help book and straight away after a few pages, I was hooked. The first few chapters really spoke to me, as it is about how when we aim too high we are casting a cloud over our current life. I thought the story it starts with about Charles Bukowski was a fucking perfect beginning of the book. The sad, twisted but inspirational tale of someone who went after his dream but in his own way of not giving a fuck.
The book then talks about today’s culture of how social media has created a generation filled with anxiety as we can now see a small window into each other’s lives and what we see makes us look upon our owns life with disgust. Which can then lead us into a vicious cycle of wanting more but not accepting we have.
The book is full of quirky antidotes and stories from his life and others but it is not written in such a clever no-nonsense kind of way. The writer is not saying he has all the answers and you must believe everything he says, instead, it feels like a friend giving you advice over a couple of drinks when you start talking about life.
For me, this book is an 8 out of 10 and I highly recommend it. If you are looking for a straight to point book that doesn’t beat around the bush , ten this is for you. If you are looking for a book that helps you see, that you don’t have to take everything so seriously all the time and help show you life is about living and not about what we have to show off to the world, then this is for you. We live in a world where anxiety is a click of a button away and this book is a great guide into not giving a fuck if your life isn’t picture perfect and that sometimes the less we care at certain times, the more we can get out of life.