The 3 Best Takeaways from the book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck,” by Mark Manson
*Video link at bottom, enjoy the blog!
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My name is TridentLion & welcome to this blog post. This blog is based on episode #6 of my video series “3 takeaways in 3 minutes.” (3T3M)
The 3T3M series is designed to deliver you a bite sized amount of knowledge, knowledge that is geared to helping you level up in life.
This episode is on the 3 best takeaways from the book, “The Subtle Art of NOT Giving a Fuck,” by Mark Manson.
“Allocate your fucks given, based on priorities.”
It’s not about giving a fuck about nothing, but rather, it’s about giving a fuck about what is important. Make a point to prioritize your life. Focus your energy and attention on what was is most important & immediate.
“The Backwards Law”
Wanting a positive experience is a negative experience; accepting negative experience is a positive experience.
When you seek out a positive experience you are reinforcing & reminding yourself of your current, undesired, feeling which is negative. Truly happy people are simply that, happy. They dont need positive affrimations to remind them. Seeking out the positive can be a fixation on what you lack.
You want more money? Oh is it because you dont have any money?
You want a girlfriend? Oh is it because you dont have a girlfriend?
You see how striving for something you want, what you don’t have, simply reminds you of what you lack.
Takeaway #3. Face the reality of your own mortality.
Avoid pretending like you are never going to die.
Facing the reality of our own mortality is important because it eliminates all the crappy, fragile, superficial values in life.
Without death, everything would feel inconsequential, all values would feel valueless. You have one life to live. So with that in mind here is an interesting question to ask youself.
With this life you have been given, what do you want to give a fuck about?
So here you have 3 of the best takeaways from the “The subtle art of not giving a fuck.” If you want to learn more on this book check out the full summary video I created for the youtube channel Practical Psychology. I guest appeared on that channel right before I created this blog.
As a side note, this blog came after the video version of this blog was produced. I had the script sitting on my desktop so I figured, why not turn it into a blog? The desire is there for me to continue creating blog posts like this for Facebook, Instagram, medium, & the website. It hasn’t always been a priority being that after taking care of the family, work, exercising, etc… I would rather spend free time attending to the youtube channel. However writing is one of the 3 mediums for which I enjoy creating so I hope to write more frequent content for you.
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Thanks for checking out this post, I hope you aquired some valuable information here which could be incorporated in your life for positive lasting change. My name is TridentLion and until the next blog post remember…
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Video version will be on youtuber Practical Psychology’s channel soon, for now enjoy the full Summary here: