The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • von Mark Manson
  • Sprecher: Roger Wayne
  • 5 Std. 30 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited - "not everybody can be extraordinary; there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault". Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.


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Speakes to the reflective mind

Many of the ideas portraied by the author deeply resonated with me. They are familiar because of several reasons, I guess: I'm generally a reflective person with a set of values that are of the don't-give-a-f*uck-what-others-might-think variety or that I figured to be better then other alternatives which are outside of my reach. Also, studying philosophy makes you realize a lot about yourself, the meaning of one's one life and... memento mori always. Still, I'll take some new things away from this book, reflect uppon them in relation to myself and others close to me and I know there are quite some things I should revaluate. This last action is the main advice of the story, and it's constantly worth giving a f*uck. - P.S. The Last charter gave me sweatty palms and goose bumps just listening to it!
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- khaos

Top 3 of all I ever read and listen to

I have listen to and read easyly about 200 self development books. this is easyly in the top 3 of all of them.
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- Sven Philipp

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.09.2016
  • Verlag: HarperAudio