The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK

Halfway through reading the “Subtle Art of not giving a f*ck” by Mark Manson and after a brief period of self-reflection, I am amazed how this week went by so hassle-free.

Clearly, less fucks were given.

Less fuck was given to the fact that I quit my first job on the probationary period. Less fucks given to the fact I have no stable job as of now and also no fucks given to the uncertainty the future holds.

But as Mark Manson says, it’s not about not giving fucks but giving fucks on what mattered. Evidently, I did that too.

I gave enough fucks on how to make the most out of my current state of distress. Enough fucks to make time for what brings me joy. Also, enough fucks to keep this blog running.

Enough fucks to do the all the things I love doing and zero fucks on what mentally depressed me.

And Voila! Life is bliss! (Or is it?)

If you don’t already know, life is never going to be a permanent bliss. Never. But if you learn the art of giving fewer fucks on unimportant things and more fucks on important ones, you’ll probably be better equipped to get through the highs and lows of life.

How do you learn the art? Mark Manson already wrote a book about it duh!

If however, you are still looking for shortcuts, you probably don’t give enough fucks to learn this art anyway.

To simplify the art, it’s a lot like setting your priorities right- more fucks to be given to those on top of the list and fewer fucks to be given as we go down the list. Addressing how to set the priority list will require a completely different post on its own.

However, the book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, which I mentioned in my previous blog post does just that.

Up till this point, you obviously think I am only recommending books to read and this post does not teach the subtle art of not giving a fuck at all. Wtf!

To be honest you are right.

I write to inspire. You’ll learn a lot more if you actually read it from the original source instead of expecting an overall summary from blog posts. Alternatively, audiobooks are great!

Also, I am going to give fewer fucks about the word count and abruptly end my post here.

Have a great day!