Updated: Oct 8, 2021
Hey, Flocks, How are you? I wish you were all OK. This book, which I am going to talk about, will tell you to stop being special & stop being motivated every time. If you are, then don't show that. It will teach you a counterintuitive approach to living a good life. The author's name is Mr Mark Manson & the title of the book is THE SUBTLE OF ART NOT GIVING A FUCK. A lovely book on how to live a good life. Mark Manson has written this book with very strong words about our problems and he also gives you real tips about life. Let's start with the author's description.
Author Description: Mr Mark Mason is a number one blog writer. You can check his blog at https://markmanson.net. You must read his blog for excellent content. He writes about life, the current situation & how to tackle that problem. This is his second book & it's become THE INTERNATIONAL BETTER SELLER. His latest book title is LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH, which I haven't read yet, but soon I will read it & post a blog.
This is not a difficult book to read; it is simple, with 9 chapters and a 200-page book, but it will teach you to accept responsibility for your mistakes. It tells you how to live a pleasant life & how life will throw you many problems & how to deal with them. Be ready to listen to FUCK & SHIT words in this book, but it's in the right way. Let's began now
Beautiful line in this book & their meaning
1) NOT GIVING A FUCK DOES NOT MEAN BEING INDIFFERENT; IT MEANS BEING COMFORTABLE, BEING DIFFERENT
Meaning: Try or do whatever you want; don't worry about what others will think or say; if you're comfortable and happy, keep going.
A nice quote in the first chapter that I want to share with you, says "THE ONLY WAY TO OVERCOME PAIN IS TO FIRST LEARN HOW TO BEAR IT''
2) HAPPINESS COMES FROM SOLVING PROBLEMS.
Meaning: Do you feel happy after solving a problem, such as if you have a weight problem and you start losing weight, or if you want a promotion and you work for 12 to 15 hours a day? How do you feel after you get a result? you feel happy right. That's what the author wants to say in the second chapter.
Remember, life is full of problems, and if you solve one, others are waiting to make you unhappy, so do one thing. Show the middle finger & say bring it on.
QUOTE: "THE PATH TO HAPPINESS IS A PATH FULL OF SHITSHEAPS AND SHAME"
3) THE TRUE MEASUREMENT OF SELF WORTH IS NOT HOW A PERSON FEELS ABOUT HER POSITIVE EXPERIENCES, BUT RATHER HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT HER NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES.
Meaning: Working on negative experiences leads to positivity. It's OK to feel negative & everybody feels that & in this current pandemic, everyone is facing negativity. Just work on it. Don't think about why you're doing it.
QUOTE: THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE'S NO SUCH THINGS AS A PERSONAL PROBLEM. IF YOU GOT THE PROBLEM, THE CHANCE ARE MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT IN PAST, NOW, ARE GOING TO HAVE IT IN THE FUTURE.
4) IF SUFFERING IS INEVITABLE, IF OUR PROBLEMS IN LIFE ARE UNAVOIDABLE, THEN THE QUESTION WE SHOULD BE ASKING IS NOT ''HOW DO I STOP SUFFERING?'' BUT ''WHY AM I SUFFERING-FOR WHAT PURPOSE ?''
What great sentences for the suffering I think suffering is the path to success. For example, if you want to build muscles, you must endure one type of suffering: suffering from waking up early in the morning or taking the time to go to the gym and follow a strict diet, as well as pain from lifting weights. Finally, your goal of suffering has been accomplished.
QUOTE: IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE HOW YOU SEE YOUR PROBLEM, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE WHAT YOU VALUE & OR HOW YOU MEASURE FAILURE/SUCCESS
5) "WITH GREAT RESPONSIBILITY COMES GREAT POWER"
Meaning: Again great line & after this, the author explains it, also in a good way. The more we choose to accept responsibility in our lives, the more power we will exercise over our lives. Accepting responsibility for our problems is the first step to solving them. "Outstanding"
This whole book is full of great quotes & beautiful messages & explanations.
6) BEING WRONG OPENS US UP TO THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGE. BEING WRONG BRINGS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH.
Meaning: Take responsibility for your mistakes; you will learn from them. When we make a mistake or even if it is not our mistake, we should take responsibility and also consider what went wrong, so that we can avoid making the same mistake the next time. Please don't avoid your mistakes. Few have a dare to accept mistakes & that's the path to success.
QUOTE:''DON'T JUST SIT THERE. DO SOMETHING. THE ANSWER WILL FOLLOW''
7)A beautiful chapter about failure in chapter 7. FAILURE IS THE WAY FORWARD. This is my favourite chapter in the book; the others are all good, but I like this one because there is so much to learn in a single chapter. Mr Mark Masnson discusses failure and experience. Please go through this chapter. I don't want to talk or write about this chapter because it's something different. I don't want to give any spoilers, and to be honest, I don't know how to explain this.
QUOTE: ''IF YOU'RE STUCK ON THE PROBLEM, DON'T SIT THERE AND THINK ABOUT IT; JUST START WORKING ON IT. EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, THE SIMPLE ACT OF WORKING ON IT WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE RIGHT IDEAS TO SHOW UP IN YOUR HEAD''
8) THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE MEANING AND A SENSE OF IMPORTANCE IN ONE'S LIFE IS THROUGH A REJECTION OF ALTERNATIVE, A NARROWING OF FREEDOM, A CHOICE OF COMMITMENT TO ONE PLACE, ONE BELIEF, OR ONE PERSON.
Meaning: Sometimes in life, we have to make a single decision. You have to say no to a few things. It could be in your job, business, or in a relationship. You only have a limited amount of time in this world, so make a decision and stick with it.
Quote: YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE THOSE DECADES OF INVESTMENT WITHOUT THE ALTERNATIVE.
MUST-READ THIS CHAPTER YOU WILL ENJOY IT.
9) The final chapter, AND THEN YOU DIE, is a bit emotional for me because it talks about the author's life-changing experience of how he changed himself after his friend died. There comes a time when we all have experiences that cause us to make changes & that changes our lives. I consider myself fortunate to have gone through this, but we must accept a few realities.
In this blog, I made something different & lengthy also. There are so many beautiful quotes, and their meanings are so inspiring. Hope you love this blog.
Please take time to read for just 15 or 30 minutes, to get books that will teach you so much that you can apply to your life or work. If you want to be successful in your life. If you can spend 30 minutes on social media, why can't you pick up a book and start reading it? They have so much to learn. Don't say that you don't have time. Really, you don't have the time. We all have 24 hours; every human being has 24 hours. What's more, you need? Warren Buffet reads 500 pages per day, one book per day, and runs a business. If he can do it, why can't we? Make some small changes starting from today; if you do, I will be happier.
Note: All the quotes in this blog are from this book & are written by Mark Manson. Please read this book at least once.
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Till then stay safe wear a mask & maintain social distancing. See you in the next blog hope.