I own over 375 books and have made strides in reducing my materialistic tendencies, yet while returning The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck, I couldn’t help being seduced by an upcoming library book sale. I suppose my book collection isn’t exciting for me. I don’t need to chase these titles down and the boxes are ugly, gloomy, mismatching lumps, unlike the thrill of the hunt and vibrancy in the air at any large-scale sale.
Why do we care about so many trivialities? From pretending to be that which we are not – rich, happy, successful – to caring about what everyone thinks, Mark Manson’s book The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F …Grawlix …CK. doesn’t quite answer that question. That’s because these answers are different for each person. I might care about being happy for a different reason than you. In an afternoon or two, you can find your answers.
Our lives are often filled with minor annoyances. Whether it’s a pothole that causes a jostle along our commute, rough interactions, or a glaring sense of ennui that life isn’t as going as well as it could, we’re constantly down on ourselves. It’s like that survival instinct gets turned off sometimes. It’s in those darker moments where you’ve just gotta find some pothole to fill in; something that can ideally help others along with yourself.