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My Top 13 Favourite Quotes from Mark Manson’s Book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*?k

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Mark Manson’s bestseller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, is a wonderful book for people who care so much about things that don’t matter. I loved the book because it reinforced my main philosophy: to never care about other people’s opinions/thoughts about me.

Anyway, while reading the book I noted down quotes which I believed will be important to you.

  1. ‘When you give too many f*?ks – when you care about everyone and everything – you will feel that you’re perpetually entitled to be comfortable and happy at all times, that everything is supposed to be just exactly the way you want it to be. This is sickness, and it will eat you alive. You will see every adversity as an injustice, every challenge as a failure, and every disagreement as a betrayal.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘If you find yourself consistently, giving too many f*?ks about trivial shit that bothers you – your ex-boyfriends’ new Facebook Picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote – chances are you don’t have much going in your life to give a legitimate f*?k about.’- Mark Manson
  1. ‘Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it or quash it or silence it, only backfires. The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘Maturity is what happens when one only learns to only give a f*?k about what’s truly f*?k-worthy.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘Finding something important and meaningful in your life is perhaps the most productive use of your time and energy. Because if you don’t find that meaningful something, you will focus your attention on meaningless and frivolous causes.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘Once you become comfortable with all the shit that life throws at you (and it will throw a lot of shit, trust me), you become invincible in a sort of low-level spiritual way. After all the only way to overcome pain is to first learn how to bear it.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘If you’re miserable in your current situation, chances are it’s because you feel like some part of it is outside your control – that there’s a problem you have no ability to solve.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it: just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘It turns out that adversity and failure are actually and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘You can’t be an important and life-changing presence for some people without also being a joke and an embarrassment to others.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘I believe that today we’re facing a psychological epidemic, one in which people no longer realize it’s okay for things to suck sometimes.’ – Mark Manson

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  1. ‘We suffer from the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change. We have evolved to always live with a certain degree of dissatisfaction and insecurity, because it’s the mildly dissatisfied and insecure creature that’s going to do the most work to innovate and survive.’ – Mark Manson
  1. ‘You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of f*?ks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a f*?k, you will get f*?ked.’ – Mark Manson

If you loved this post, check out the My Top 30 Favorite Quotes from the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*?k – Part 2

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  1. [email protected]

    June 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    These remind me of the book- Don’t sweat the small stuff- and it’s all small stuff

    • Isaac Wechuli

      June 12, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      i’ve also read, dont sweat the small stuff,’ its a short and wonderful book

  2. Jeanine Byers

    January 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Now that Roy mentioned it, it reminds me of that book, too. It also reminds me of buddhism, with its focus on not getting emotionally attached to things. I think being miserable because of suffering is normal. And it’s a great indicator of things that need to change, or heal.

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Top 30 More Insightful Truths You Must Know Right Now – Part 3

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This is the part-3 of the ‘top 30 insightful truths you must know right now’ sequel.

I love providing you with these truths because I realized that you love them.

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  1. Take a closer look at nature, and you’ll realize that bad times have a good purpose. For instance, the bushfires that occur during the dry season, in the African Savannah, burn dead and old grass, thus paving the way for the growth of young, greener plants that will feed animals during the wet season.
  2. There’s no such thing as pure bad or pure good because every good thing has its disadvantages while every bad thing has its advantages.
  3. The truth within you is greater than the information in sacred scriptures.
  4. Modern society is sad because people are trying to find happiness in things, and they ignore establishing a relationship with the source of all these things.
  5. Many great truths are beyond reason.
  6. Modern society is suffering because people have abandoned virtue.
  7. Solitude boosts creativity because it gives us space to produce new ideas.
  8. Rise above habitual thinking, and you’ll attain a higher state of consciousness.
  9. There was an advanced ancient civilization that was wiped out by the Great Flood.
  10. If your thoughts affect your body, which is matter, then it’s sensible to argue that thought affects all forms of matter.
  11. No human being will ever have all his questions answered.
  12. Man needs a purpose. Without a purpose, he dies inside.
  13. You don’t own life. Life owns you.
  14. The world is governed by greedy psychopaths who don’t care about the effect of their actions on people and nature.
  15. We exist in an infinite field of consciousness.
  16. Your life will become magical if you know how to use the transcendent reality within you.
  17. Only those that realize the truth within themselves can understand the truth in sacred scriptures.
  18. You’ll stop reading sacred scriptures when you rise into your true self because the rising will expose you to everything that needs to be known.
  19. No matter how many ‘how to be worry-free’ books you read, you’ll still experience worry and anxiety.
  20. Stop hating because hate opens you up to the influence of the person you are hating.
  21. The surest way to rise above worry is to rise above egoic concerns.
  22. We all have an impulse to achieve greatness within us, but most of us ignore it because we want to live a risk-free life.
  23. Most of us will never achieve greatness because we are afraid of standing-out or appearing different.
  24. The spirit of the Creator doesn’t exist in you. Instead, you exist in the Spirit of the Creator.
  25. The Creator, through its creation, ensured that man knew it exists so that man strives to establish a relationship with it.
  26. Most secret societies are not evil. They mainly strive to awaken members’ souls and enable them to attain a higher understanding of reality.
  27. The killing of witches in Europe aimed at discouraging people from practicing occultism, which was a big threat to the ruling classes.
  28. It’s easier to hear the whispers of your higher-self/Holy-Spirit/God when your mind is free from worry, stress, and anxiety.
  29. Hell is what you experience when you become unvirtuous, i.e., when you lack faith, hope, humility, love, courage, discipline, hard work, generosity, wisdom, self-discipline, and other virtues.
  30. It is perseverance, and not the degree of certainty that determines your level of faith.
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I love reading spiritual books and meditating on life. As a result, I usually realize amazing truths, which I always love sharing with you. Here are 30 of them.

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  1. When you trust the universe, you become one with it.
  2. The main aim of spirituality is to help you find the Creator within you.
  3. We’ll never understand life if we don’t understand nature.
  4. Modern society’s attempts to intellectualize life have resulted in life losing its meaning and beauty.
  5. Nature is optimistic. Wildebeests cross rivers knowing that crocodiles will attack them, and mice enter our houses knowing that we might attack them.
  6. Trusting yourself is to trust the Creator because you are a physical manifestation of the Creator.
  7. Most of us are stupid because the need to please others guides our decisions and actions.
  8. Trusting life turns obstacles into challenges.
  9. Trying to control life is the beginning of depression, stress, and anxiety.
  10. As you grow spiritually, you’ll realize that life will always destroy your imagined ability to control the future.
  11. Many people lose their innate abilities because modern society prevents us from living the way nature intended.
  12. Always study your dreams, and you’ll discover your unconscious thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
  13. Try lucid dreaming if you want to experience the beauty of flight.
  14. The Creator will always answer your prayers, but not the way you might want it/him/her to answer.
  15.  Capitalists/the Elite hate the virtuous person because he is unaffected by external events.
  16. Most people can’t realize that nature is dying because they are out of tune with life.
  17. The easiest way to get in tune with life is to live in harmony with nature.
  18. All religions aim at enabling us to rise above the egoic state of consciousness.
  19. The modern way of life is designed to hinder creativity because creativity is a threat to the elite.
  20. Creating great things requires patience.
  21. We’ll experience heaven on earth when we learn how to attain a still mind.
  22. The fact that many ancient myths of societies that never had cultural contact have a similar structure implies that ancient men were able to access the collective unconscious.
  23. Religion tries to define and name The Creator, but The Creator can neither be defined nor named because only the transient can be defined and named.
  24. If we contemplate death, birth, the movement of the celestial bodies, and study nature, we’ll realize that we cannot control our lives using our own efforts because life is controlled by something greater.
  25. The terms ‘God,’ ‘Allah,’ ‘Yahweh,’ refer to that which is beyond space and time.’
  26. Life is a miracle: scientists, intellectuals, spiritualists, and mystics cannot accurately explain what it is and how it came into existence.
  27. Ancient people were highly connected with nature because they loved nature, realized its significance, and dwelled in a higher state of consciousness.
  28. Every morning be thankful because life has given you one more chance to be whatever you want to be.
  29. Study how animals live, and you’ll know how to attain stillness.
  30. Knowing that God exists makes positive thinking easy to embrace.
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