Thoughts on The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

This book has been on my wishlist for a while because I like to read bestsellers. I’m aware of a couple of friends who read and recommended the book. I’m also intrigued by the 4.5 star rating on Google Play Books.

However, when I finished the 15 pages of free sample in one seating, I felt very repulsed to continue reading.

My response to the book surprised myself; I really thought I’d like the book like everyone else.

And I know the reason to my response: I felt uncomfortable with the language.

I know the word f*ck is in the title but maybe my brain can’t take 10 f*ck within one page. I appreciate writing frankly but it felt like the author is ranting through the book and I’m caught in this (uncensored) angry train of thought.

By the end of the 15 pages, my brain automatically said, “Did not spark joy.” 😕

I’d say 65% of me wants to put the book down but 35% of me is afraid that I’m missing out something great. That’s why this book bugs me enough for me to want to pen my thoughts.

To those who have read the book and hopefully know me enough, should I read the book? Do I need to read the book? Is it worth the potential mind f*ck I’m putting my brain through? 🤔

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