My writing partner and bff, Rebecca Barray, introduced me to Mark Manson, and his amazing, insightful advice about The Subtlety of Not Giving a F*ck.
His blog post had three points, but you can bet the book is going on my wishlist for Christmas.
- Not giving a f*ck doesn’t mean you’re indifferent. It means you care enough to not give a f*ck about adversity or failure because you’re doing something that is RIGHT. Reserve your f*cks for what really matters – family, friends, important things.
- In order to not give a f*ck about adversity – you first must give a f*ck about something more important than adversity. In other words, don’t give f*cks to random trolls on Facebook, or your ex, or even the snotty salesclerk who would rather lose their job than actually work.
- You only have so many f*cks to give, spend them wisely, on things that truly matter to you.
My favorite quote of Mark Manson’s blogpost – “Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.”
You can read or listen to Mark Manson’s full post by clicking here: https://markmanson.net/not-giving-a-fuck