Book cover for The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Description of the book

"In this definitive - for the new generation - self-improvement guide, a superstar blogger reveals that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be ""positive"" all the time. Instead, we should become better at handling adversity.

For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, prosperous life. ""Screw positivity,"" says Mark Manson. ""Let's be honest, sometimes things are just crap, and we have to live with it."" In his wildly popular blog, Mark Manson has been attempting to correct the misguided expectations we have about the world and ourselves. Now, he brings his hard-earned wisdom to this book.

Manson argues - backed by academic research and razor-sharp humor - that improving our lives depends not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to better digest the lemons. As he writes, "Not everyone can be extraordinary - there are winners and losers in society. And it's not fair or our fault." Manson advises us to get to know our personal limitations and accept them. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, flaws, and uncertainties - once we stop running and avoiding them and start confronting painful truths - we can find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.

"In life, we have a limited amount of fucks to give. So, we need to choose wisely where to give them." Through meaningful, pain- and failure-derived insights, entertaining stories, and unexpected, vitriolic humor, Manson guides us out of the cycle of futile striving, false expectations, and self-pity. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us, so that we can start leading fuller, grounded lives.''