Ira  Polezhak
Ira Polezhakhas quoted3 years ago
’s hard work being amazing, and nearly all of us will fail before we even remotely live up to our expectations for ourselves.
Ira  Polezhak
Ira Polezhakhas quoted3 years ago
Happiness comes from accepting failure and working sincerely to overcome it.
S028
S028has quoted2 years ago
Chapter 1: Don’t Try
Yana G
Yana Ghas quoted3 years ago
Waiting around for motivation to strike almost never works. Motivation—and often inspiration—comes once we get to work. So get to work already!
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted13 days ago
Happiness is a result of productive problem-solving
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted18 days ago
Because we’ve been so conditioned to believe that we’re special, we feel we automatically deserve the fruits of success (at least as it is understood in America): a fulfilling, well-paid job; a nice house; recognition and fame; a beautiful partner; and the like. When we don’t acquire these things, we become disappointed. This “failure” inevitably leads to resentment and bitterness, neither of which will inspire us to do the heavy labors required to be slightly above average.
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted18 days ago
If I achieve X, then I can be happy. If I look like Y, then I can be happy. If I can be with a person like Z, then I can be happy.
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted18 days ago
It’s much more productive to be okay with feeling bad about certain things—and then let the feeling go.
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted18 days ago
We’ll be rich, famous, married, ripped, respected, and adored by children everywhere.
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted18 days ago
Manson observes that each of us is constantly bombarded with images of success: a huge home in a trendy city, professional success, a hot spouse, a cool car, a perfect lawn, an envy-stoking Facebook personality, and so on. When we take in these images, we feel bad about ourselves, because they remind us of our own perceived deficiencies.
Kseniia
Kseniiahas quoted18 days ago
Manson explains what he means by “not giving a fuck,” and he clarifies the book’s purpose. “Not giving a fuck” isn’t about not caring about anything—that would make you a psychopath or an insecure poseur—rather, his challenge to the reader is to think much more carefully about the things the reader actually should care about (or, in Manson-speak, give a fuck about).
Alen
Alenhas quotedlast month
We can’t determine what will happen to us, but we can decide how we react to it. We’re only as powerless as we feel.
Alen
Alenhas quotedlast month
The fact that we feel bad about so many things shows that we give too many fucks about too many things.
b0428387390
b0428387390has quoted2 months ago
This constant state of dissatisfaction, of daydreaming about better, is part of human nature
b0428387390
b0428387390has quoted2 months ago
Here’s how resistance looks in the real world: For many people, “happiness” has a definable endpoint. They believe “that happiness is algorithmic, that it can be worked for and earned and achieved as if it were getting accepted to law school. … If I achieve X, then I can be happy. If I look like Y, then I can be happy. If I can be with a person like Z, then I can be happy.” This is completely wrong, Manson argues, because happiness is a fleeting state.
b6504043854
b6504043854has quoted2 months ago
“The key to a good life is not giving a fuck about more; it’s giving a fuck about less, giving a fuck about only what is true and immediate and important.”
b6504043854
b6504043854has quoted2 months ago
Need to Know: “Not giving a fuck” is about letting go of the stuff you can’t control. Focusing your concern (fucks) on things that you can do, no matter how small, is much more productive
b6504043854
b6504043854has quoted2 months ago
Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it,
b6504043854
b6504043854has quoted2 months ago
you can’t “do something” unless you’re inspired,
b6504043854
b6504043854has quoted2 months ago
you’ll be waiting a long time.
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