The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson is a book about how to deal with life and what things you should give a f*ck about in life, because life always throws at you an array of situations that make you give a f*ck.
Everyone’s life is filled with problems. The social media paints a picture of a blissful, problem-free life for everybody else, except us, but that is not true. The goal of life should be to have better problems and problems that you can solve because solving problems gives us happiness. A rich man has problems, a poor man has problems. We would rather solve a rich man’s problems than a poor man’s. Whenever we solve a problem, that becomes the foundation for a new problem.
Have your priorities in life, that will decide what situations you want to give a f*ck about and what you do not want to give a f*ck about. We have limited time in this life and if we spend time, worrying about non-essential things that do not align with our priorities in life, we are wasting time.
Everyone has almost the same level of intelligence and similar problems in life. It takes a lot of hard work for someone to be successful. For example, only a person who is willing to spend a few years in poverty and starvation will afford to become a great artist. Only the people who enjoy working late nights and working 24×7 will rise up to become the directors or CEOs of a company. What you are willing to sacrifice will determine how far you will grow. In the end, it boils down to priorities, a person who wants to become a CEO will give more priority to the growth of the company, rather than spending time with his/her family.
So, what are the things you want to give a f*ck about?