19 Jan, 2023
|Book:||The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck|
The book is really famous among many young people probably because of the word "Fuck" in the title. Some series of unexpected events gave me the privilege to read this book. The book contains numerous real-life examples of different people on how to lead a balanced and practical life. Mark Manson, being a blogger, writes down everything in a casual way. It makes this book more interesting to read.
Starting from the first lesson, the author wants to tell us that life is different for all of us. Hence, it makes the definition of success to be different as well. To live a better life, buy more, own more, have better vacations than our coworkers, etc. etc. Author tries to contradict the statement by giving several real-life examples.
The Author also tries to explain happiness. People think that fewer problems more happiness. But the main point is that hardships never stop.
Encounter one problem, and there comes another. Happiness is solving problems and enjoying the struggle.
In the age of social media, everyone thinks he/she is special. The Author explains that most of us are pretty average at most things we do. Even if some of the things we can do exceptionally well, we are average at most other things.
Today most celebrities, business tycoons, and politicians say that all of us are destined to do something extraordinary. The Author tries to make this statement a contradiction.
The Author then presents the value of choice. Every passing moment, we get to choose in life that determines our future. So it becomes very important to know about the metric of our choice.
This book makes you understand the value of practical and realistic thinking. Most people give attention to the things that actually don't matter. The book is full of real-life scenarios that make it pretty engaging.
Sometimes the words in the book were conflicting. At one point, the Author says don't try, and at some other point, he says to endure pain to achieve goals. But overall, it is a refreshing self-help book. The realism and the calm writing style make it a must-read book.