Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k

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    Vita Solominahas quoted4 years 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.
    Alexander Revinskyhas quoted3 years ago
    There’s a saying in Texas: “The smallest dog barks the loudest.”
    Дмитрий Веснинhas quoted5 years ago
    You get anxious about confronting somebody in your life. That anxiety cripples you and you start wondering why you’re so anxious. Now you’re becoming anxious about being anxious. Oh no! Doubly anxious! Now you’re anxious about your anxiety, which is causing more anxiety. Quick, where’s the whiskey?
    Rodrigo Melgar Ghas quoted4 years ago
    “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
    Yuliya Shmyrovahas quoted4 years ago
    Ironically, this fixation on the positive—on what’s better, what’s superior—only serves to remind us over and over again of what we are not, of what we lack, of what we should have been but failed to be. After all, no truly happy person feels the need to stand in front of a mirror and recite that she’s happy. She just is.
    Tatyanna Amanihas quoted3 years ago
    The smallest dog barks the loudest.” A confident man doesn’t feel a need to prove that he’s confident. A rich woman doesn’t feel a need to convince anybody that she’s rich. Either you are or you are not.
    trestrecehas quoted4 years ago
    Charles Bukowski was an alcoholic, a womanizer, a chronic gambler, a lout, a cheapskate, a deadbeat, and on his worst days, a poet
    Анастасия Подрабинекhas quoted2 years ago
    Being “average” has become the new standard of failure.
    Valeriya Tuvakinahas quoted3 years ago
    Or let’s say you have an anger problem. You get pissed off at the stupidest, most inane stuff, and you have no idea why. And the fact that you get pissed off so easily starts to piss you off even more. And then, in your petty rage, you realize that being angry all the time makes you a shallow and mean person, and you hate this; you hate it so much that you get angry at yourself. Now look at you: you’re angry at yourself getting angry about being angry. Fuck you, wall. Here, have a fist.
    Or you’re so worried about doing the right thing all the time that you become worried about how much you’re worrying. Or you feel so guilty for every mistake you make that you begin to feel guilty about how guilty you’re feeling. Or you get sad and alone so often that it makes you feel even more sad and alone just thinking about it.
    Welcome to the Feedback Loop from Hell.
    rottenbeautyhas quoted4 years ago
    Look, this is how it works. You’re going to die one day. I know that’s kind of obvious, but I just wanted to remind you in case you’d forgotten. You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked.
    Ma Caisa Achaperohas quoted2 years ago
    Self-improvement and success often occur together. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the same thing.
    Ksenia Schipanovahas quoted4 years ago
    Pain is an inextricable thread in the fabric of life, and to tear it out is not only impossible, but destructive: attempting to tear it out unravels everything else with it. To try to avoid pain is to give too many fucks about pain. In contrast, if you’re able to not give a fuck about the pain, you become unstoppable.
    jezramhas quoted2 years ago
    Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy.
    Rodrigo Melgar Ghas quoted4 years ago
    A more interesting question, a question that most people never consider, is, “What pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for?”
    b6338003156has quoted2 years ago
    You get anxious about confronting somebody in your life. That anxiety cripples you and you start wondering why you’re so anxious. Now you’re becoming anxious about being anxious. Oh no! Doubly anxious! Now you’re anxious about your anxiety, which is causing more anxiety. Quick, where’s the whiskey?
    Lina Pratiwihas quoted2 years ago
    The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
    Ellhas quoted4 years 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.
    Stas Akihas quotedlast year
    True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.
    Waseem Hussainhas quoted2 years ago
    Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience.
    Carhas quoted2 years ago
    pain serves a purpose.
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