This was written well—though sometimes I found the anecdotal descriptions a little tedious or obvious.
The book is funny, direct, and for the most part, I agree with a lot of Mark Manson's ideas.
However, after listening to the book once, it seemed like his point was: "Your problems aren't that bad; don't be narcissistic; get over it." But there are some issues that are much more complicated than that—and the cause and/or result of all problems can't just be roped into selfishness, narcissism, and immaturity. Granted, these can be causes/results of behavior, but the view is limited.
In my opinion, this book is helpful for getting through the day to day minutiae and trivial problems we have in relationships and business, and perhaps not in-depth enough for those with more deep-seated issues or trauma.
All in all, this book is worth a read, if not for the entertainment value alone, but also for a crash course in how to not be a big baby about things that don't really matter in the long run. It's a good introduction into some older philosophical and religious concepts as well.
I’ve listened now almost a fistful. Not through and through, but parts that I need to digest and take heed for myself. I found the narrator easy to listen to and the dialogue light. The author never comes off as full of himself, but lights the way for others to give pause to their desires and actions. There is no easy pill offered here and that’s the way I like it, because otherwise he’d be making it up like most others.
I can honestly say some of Mark’s insights were life changing for me. The outlook he offers is refreshing and such a juxtaposition against most of the trite and “be positive for the sake of being positive” self-help philosophies offered by so many other authors. Roger Wayne’s narration was also fantastic. Highly recommended.
Every decade you might run into ONE book that is truly relevant and creates a deep impact on you. Rarely there are more... Mark says it simply an plain what we need to get straight in our life: our values.
Good to have been reminded once again.
Also Roger Wayne was the perfect voice for this!
It's a book filled with common sense, yet it is important to open our eyes again to it as we tend to forget thoes simple things while being so immersed in our daily lives, you probably already know most of this stuff but you never really sat and thought about it.
here some of the main points I took from this book:
- If you say you care about everything then you secretly say you care about nothing, limit the fucks you give about the shitty things life throws at you.
- This book pushes you to get out of the victim mentality and start taking responsibility of EVERYTHING that happens in your own life, stop expecting someone to magically appear and fix it for you.
- The writer emphasizes the idea that rejection is an important part of life, especially for the growth of a healthy relationship, you shouldn't accept everything other people do or say, you should stick to your own values.
- he encourages you to frequently remind yourself that we're all going to die to help diffrenciate what you should care and not care about.
- if you have opposing ideas about your loved ones choices in life, listen to them then tell them your opinions but don't impose it, if they chose to not take your advice respect them for that, if what they had chosen turned out to be a failiure just like you expected, don't bash them for it، open your arms to them because you love them.
- life is painful there is no way around thay but when u work a muscle it grows.
- if you don't know where to start from, then just do something. (anything) that u think will get u closer to it.
I wasn't quite fond of the profanity in the writer's style, ( I know I sound like a grandma) but I kind of hoped for it to be a little more formal, but I guess the writer wanted to sound like a friend, or he wanted to be closer to this generation.