This is, by far, the best gift ever!
Now, here’s me. A person that tends to takes practically everything personally and worries over the shittiest things that don’t deserve an ounce of my attention. But, these shitty insignificant matters somehow find a way in and suck the energy out of me, and I can’t seem to block.
I was way worse before. As I get older, I learn how to get my shit together and better bulletproof my over-sensitivity. Because otherwise, it’s going to be pretty impossible to sleep at night! #NyQuil
So… my good friend just brought back this book for me from Amsterdam (because you just can’t get it here in Israel). Two copies for both me and her. Because let’s face it. She needs to learn how to give a fuck as well, although she’s doing a MUCH better job than I do. I had my eye on this book for some time now and I thought “damn, I think I need to read this!” And I’ve had my fair share of self-improvement books and whatnot, but if it has the word Fuck in it, it must be better than those politely written other ones. Someone just needs to say it like it is, and this guy, Mark Manson, is doing just that. I just started reading his blog too. Good stuff on there, let me tell ya!
A colleague pissing me off at work, drivers over-honking their horns in a traffic jam from hell at the crack of dawn, an impatient
cashier anyone, my fucking asshole of a neighbor… can’t let those get to me… but, they do!
So, fuck yes! I’m going to self-improve. Doesn’t mean I’m not going to care, because that’s not what he’s talking about. He simply says, make room and cares about things that really matter like Friends. Family. Purpose. Burritos. The guy loves his burritos. For me, it’s chocolate cakes. Definitely chocolate cakes.
I know myself better than anyone. I can’t give a fuck at all and that’s not the purpose anyway. The thing is, I have to learn to allow my fuck-givings. And that is work, my friends. That is work. But, I’m willing to do this work for the sake of my sanity.
“Fucks are cultivated like a beautiful fucking garden, where if you fuck shit up and the fucks get fucked, then you’ve fucking fucked your fucks all the fuck up.”
And to this, I say, hell yeah, Mark.