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Summary and Analysis of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    Ira Polezhakhas quoted4 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 Polezhakhas quoted4 years ago
    Happiness comes from accepting failure and working sincerely to overcome it.
    S028has quoted3 years ago
    Chapter 1: Don’t Try
    Yana Ghas quoted4 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!
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    a truly loving relationship, each partner is independent and takes responsibility for his or her issues. To show your support for your loved one, you simply need to care about that person, not necessarily about every single interest he or she h
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it.”

    Waiting around for motivation to strike almost never works. Motivation—and often inspiration—comes once we get to work. So get to work already!
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    That’s simply reality: if it feels like it’s you versus the world, chances are it’s really just you versus yourself.”
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Human brains have their uses, but they are faulty in so many ways. Growth and insight happen when we challenge our beliefs and analyze our behaviors. Going through life with absolute certainty that you are right is a surefire way to stay stuck.

    “That’s simpl
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Pretending that everything is okay when it’s not is a bad coping strategy. It’s more productive to acknowledge your negative feelings—not wallow in them, but sit with them and then move on.

    “But perhaps the answer is to trust yourself less.”
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Denying negative emotions leads to experiencing deeper and more prolonged negative emotions and to emotional dysfunction. Constant positivity is a form of avoidance, not a solution to life’s problems.”
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Despite what our consumer and fame-obsessed culture tells you, there’s no job, car, house, or spiritual leader that can bring you happiness. Happiness is a result of productive problem-solving.
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Happiness is therefore a form of action; it’s an activity, not something that is passively bestowed upon you, not something that you magically discover in a top-ten article on the Huffington Post or from any specific guru or teacher.”
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    live a good life, we must make (good) choices about what to care about. As for everything else—things that distract us or cause us envy or self-recrimination—well, just don’t give a fuck.
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Need to Know: If we let it, death can terrify us into choosing the wrong values. By accepting the inevitability of death, we clarify our true values and free ourselves to live a life with purpose.
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    truly not give a single fuck is to achieve a quasi-spiritual state of embracing the impermanence of one’s own existence.” By coming to terms with the fact that we will die, we can free ourselves to pursue our lives on our own terms. We may not be special, but we are here, and we have an opportunity to live in a way that provides meaning
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Need to Know: To paraphrase Kenny Rogers (and Mark Manson), you’ve got to know when to hold your fucks, and you’ve got to know when to fold them. If you want to live according to your values, you must be against something as much as you are for something else.
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Need to Know: Failure is inseparable from growth and success. Instead of living in fear of it, embrace it—and watch your life improve.
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    is part of the process,” says Manson, and this is true in both your personal and professional life. No growth or success is frictionless. It’s far better to accept your discomfort than pretend it doesn’t exist or minimize it.
    Kaimen Donayrehas quoted5 months ago
    can be truly successful only at something we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.
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