Self-improvement advice that's real talk. Manson doles out practical wisdom even if it's not what we want to hear, which is what makes this book so great.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Citation (APA): Manson, M. (2016). The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life [Kindle Android version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com
The Feedback Loop from Hell
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Alan Watts used to refer to as “the backwards law”— the idea that the more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become, as pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you lack it in the first place.
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Whether we like it or not, we are always taking an active role in what’s occurring to and within us.
There Is No “How”
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Many of the relationships in your life were built around the values you’ve been keeping,
Manson’s Law of Avoidance
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The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.
Pain Is Part of the Process
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It’s only when we feel intense pain that we’re willing to look at our values and question why they seem to be failing us.
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Learn to sustain the pain you’ve chosen.
The “Do Something” Principle
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Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it.
Freedom Through Commitment
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When you’re pursuing a wide breadth of experience, there are diminishing returns to each new adventure, each new person or thing.
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there is a freedom and liberation in commitment.