The Sublte Art of Not Giving a F*ck has gotten a lot of traction lately and we finally decided to look into the book ourselves. While this isn’t a review because we haven’t fully dived into it yet, after reading the synopsis and few pages, we knew it was a one we had to add to our Audible list. When Rob and I started dating we spent a ton of time at the bookstore on the weekends, but the self development section wasn’t really an aisle I frequented often.
I touched upon it a bit in this post last week, but creating a happy and healthy environment despite what is thrown your way has so much to do with a healthy outlook on things and knowing yourself. The author Mark Manson says, “Let’s be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it.” This gave me a little chuckle because I always was somebody who needed everything resolved, everything discussed and spoken about, and wanted everyone to feel good about whatever situation may be at hand come the end of the day. People pleaser? Maybe. It doesn’t matter. Now, approaching my thirties, I’m realizing that’s not the case, not obtainable, and ultimately will drive you crazy. And truthfully, it has driven me crazy for a few years. I have had a distant relationship with many of my family members on and off for several years now. It’s something I never really addressed here, as it somehow felt like a failure, so I more so danced around it. Just over the last year and a half I have started to come to terms with it all…the relationships and situations… or rather, I at least have stopped blaming myself for things not being perfect.
I’m slowly learning about what is worth my time, what is worth caring about, and that you can’t make everybody happy, because as cliché as it sounds we are really all responsible for doing that ourselves. Right?
I’m looking forward to spending more time with this audiobook and am interested to see if my perspective is changed at all by Manson’s words. Has anyone read it or have gone through a similar situation? As always, I’d love to hear from you guys. 🙂
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