Here’s a GoodReads summary and a new book recommendation for your list. 2022 just started, and I’m focused on committing to doing more things. One of my commitments for the year is to read more books; I plan to set aside some time to read at least one book per month. And so far, everything is going well. I’ve got a reading schedule. However, the thing that may slow me down is that I really don’t have a reading list put together. I finished my January book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson. I’ve wanted to read this book for a couple of years but just never dedicated any time to it. What the f*ck was that about? Who does that? I purchased this book two years ago because of all the great reviews I saw online. Moreover, somehow I never managed to read it. Until now.
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Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck is a popular GoodReads book recommendation
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck (a New York Times Best-Seller) is a great book about finding the meaning in important things in life, and having values that only you can control. Mark Manson calls the book “a counterintuitive approach to living a good life.” If you are searching for books to add to your reading list, I definitely recommend you check this one out.
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I’m recommending this book to anyone who wants to learn new ways to find value in important things. I’m recommending this book to anyone looking for a better quality of life. The individuals who seek to invite more happiness, positive mindsets, and thoughts will enjoy this book. This book is all about adjusting how we think and view the experiences that happen to us every day. If you are into self-help and self-reflection, you need to be adding this book to your reading list now.
This book review will cover:
- a summary of the book
- my thoughts/ review
- reviews from other people who have read this book
This Book Recommendation has 4 Stars on GoodReads
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck is a book that challenges the conventions of self-help by inviting you to say “no” often and encourages you to embrace negative thinking. Sounds crazy af, doesn’t it? The book’s author, Mark Manson, wants readers to learn how to become comfortable with being different and care for something other than adversity. This book tells and reminds us that we must give a f*ck about something, but are we sure that we’re giving a f*ck about the right things or everything?
Choosing not to give a f*ck ain’t easy.
Whether we realize it or not, we are always choosing what to give a f*ck about, and to be honest– there’s no such thing as not giving a f*ck. Not giving a f*ck doesn’t mean being indifferent. What it really means is
- it forces us to get comfortable with being different
- allows us to let go of trivial s*it that shouldn’t be bothering us in the first place
- shows us how to embrace our problems and take responsibility for them
- good values are reality-based, socially constructive, and controllable
The messages in this book are powerful af. For years, I’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Here comes this book that’s telling me that I’ve got it all wrong. Before, I thought I wanted to be on this journey to becoming a more positive person. However, I’m not so sure now.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck is worth reading because it challenges people to take responsibility for their lives unconventionally. When we force ourselves to stay positive at all times, we deny the existence of our life’s problems. When we deny our problems, we rob ourselves of the chance to solve them and generate happiness.
What did I think of the book?
I learned that the desire for more positive experiences is itself a negative experience. The more I seek to understand negative experiences, the less satisfied I become with myself. The pursuit of “mastering” negativity reinforces and highlights what I’m dissatisfied with. I tend to be much harder on myself than before. I give too many fucks (about almost everything). This is why I am uncomfortable with the quality of my life.
Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck helped me realize I need to re-evaluate how I think and process things. I’m now rethinking everything that I value. I’m learning to make better choices when placing value on really important things. I realize that I’m so bad about thinking “everything is a problem” when something terrible happens. Reading this book made me more conscious of finding happiness in problems. I realize that my problems aren’t as unique and special as I make them out to be.
I am thankful for this book allowing me to see things in a new light. It has given me tools to control how I interpret what happens to me and how I choose to respond.
You can check out more reviews for this book to see what others are saying about it online.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck is available to purchase on Amazon.
What books have you been reading so far this year? What books would you suggest for my 2022 reading list? Did you read this book and have a review/thoughts about it?
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