I came across this book by accident. Being a firm believer that accidents happen for a reason, I looked into it, and wasn’t disappointed at all. Thousands of self-help books that promote mindless positivity make me want to puke, but this guy, Mark Manson, wrote straightforward enough and funny enough to keep me reading. I resorted to the audio version at first, but had to drop it because the word “fuck” was used way too many times and impossible to listen to with the kids around.
Depending on your age and life experiences, this book may or may not present any new discoveries, but human nature is such that even when we know things, we need reminders... Especially when our minds, hearts, and social and financial affairs are far from what we truly desire.
To me, this book does exactly that — it reminds the reader of those simple, obvious, but many times ignored or forgotten truths which could help potentially change lives... and if not that, then maybe change moods and give a little push in the right direction.
It’s simple, it flows, it brings up real life examples. One of the best things it did remind me of is that MY problems and issues aren’t “one of a kind”, totally exclusive, and utterly unknown to millions of others. Yes, we are all unique, but funny enough, many things repeat, many problems are universal, and yeah, they are all solvable.
Mark’s book is about being more efficient. It’s about having the right goals and the right priorities. It’s about reducing “fucks given” only to those things that are truly, genuinely important to YOU, and dropping all the other bullshit that kills you precious time and energy, draining all life force the hell out of your body and mind. It’s a book about not wasting time, and the ideas in it aren’t new, but the way they are delivered is fresh and catchy.
Hey, if you read and like this, the same author wrote another one called “Everything is Fucked” — a book about nihilism and hope )))