How to care less? | The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The key to living a good life is to give fuck to just those things that are important to you.

In this post I will give a summary of a most popular book because of its solid content but mostly because it has an unusual name. “The subtle art of not giving a fuck’.

If you are as intelligent as I am, you may not need to read the entire book. Reading this blog may be adequate, but I encourage reading it all the way through because it has a lot of other ideas that are unrelated to the art of not giving a fuck, but it is well worth it.

For those who are impatient, here is a two-sentence summary of this book.

The secret to living a wonderful life is to only bother (give a fuck) about what truly matters. You will die someday, therefore in this brief life, prioritize things and give fucks to only the most important things.

Don’t get too caught up in your goals.

Pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you don’t have it in the first place. – This is not entirely true for me. This basically means that if you’re trying to get your success and visualising it all the time, you’re only telling yourself that you don’t have it. So, in a way, it reinforces a negative perception of your current state, which is very bad subconsciously. So don’t keep thinking about your goal over and over. Simply set it and forget it, and begin the habit that will lead you to your goal.

Ignore your pain

You become unstoppable if you can ignore the pain required to achieve your goals. Regardless of how big or small your goal is, if you can handle the pain it will bring and remain unaffected by it, you will almost certainly achieve it.

Your time is precious & limited

You are going to die someday. You see, you only have so much time on this planet before you die. So, before you invest your time, ask yourself if it is truly worth it.

There will always be problems

Choose your problem. Because you will not exist without problems and, even when you don’t have any problems, your stupid mind will invent some for you. Because it is good at doing that. Instead, give your mind some of your own issues to work through. Finally, problems will always exist; all you have to do is choose the problems that you will enjoy.

The journey is the destination

Love the journey – This line has truly awakened me. Assume you want to climb to the top of the mountain. But it won’t be any fun if I put you in a box and fly you over there in a helicopter. The adventure begins when you travel to the location, take in the scenery, eat roadside food, become ill while travelling, and a million other things before arriving at the mountain top. So your destination was not just the top of the mountain, but the entire journey from the moment you stepped out of your house to the top of the mountain.

Make mistakes

You need to make mistakes because when you make mistakes you grow. Never be afraid of making mistakes. Also, I hope you don’t make any major errors that will land you in jail or in the grave. Aside from that, make mistakes. Learn from your mistakes and then make new ones. You might get yelled at by your boss, parents, or spouse, but making mistakes is how you improve.

Believing is important

Make beliefs Because you will act in accordance with your beliefs. For example, if you believe you are a nice guy, you will avoid situations that will make you disregard your own beliefs. However, if you believe I am the most amazing person who solves problems, you will find an opportunity to have skills.

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