Summary of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

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Are you tired of obsessing over minor issues and worrying about what others think? Then “don’t give a fuck.”


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Blogger and master of personal development advice “that doesn’t suck,” Mark Manson, explains why you shouldn’t care what others think or hide from adversity. His writing style is irreverent and unapologetically profane. If 127 occurrences of the word “fuck” seems excessive, this is not the article for you. For those who can get past his linguistic choices, he offers genuine insights into the habits that cause people to care too much about the wrong things. His playful style encourages self-reflection without angst. getAbstract recommends Manson’s perspective to readers with an interest in personal growth and a sense of humor.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why “not giving a fuck” is not the same as being indifferent
  • How having realistic expectations can free you from anxiety
  • Why it’s important to care about something bigger than your problems


Charismatic people generally don’t “give a fuck” about what others think. They are fearless about speaking their minds and leaving situations they don’t enjoy. Most people know someone who has succeeded by behaving boldly. While it’s theoretically easy not to care about unimportant things, most people...
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About the Author

Mark Manson is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. He writes personal development advice “that doesn’t suck.”

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    Edward Brown 2 days ago
    Please give us more from Mark Manson!
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    anthony Allen 3 weeks ago
    This is a VERY timely abstract!!
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    Edward Brown 3 weeks ago
    This is the best thing ever. Please give us more "raw and uncensored" summaries like this.

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