In the video below, I have summarized the 5 key life lessons that can be learnt from the “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson. This book offers, what the author calls, a counterintuitive approach to living a good life. The book is a reaction to the self-help industry and what Manson saw as a culture of mindless positivity that isn’t practical or helpful for most people. Manson uses many of his own personal experiences to illustrate how life’s struggles often give it more meaning, which, he argues, is a better approach than constantly trying to be happy. He goes on to say that some suffering is always inevitable and the more comfortable we become with that idea, the less victimized we feel by life. This realization is what he labels as “practical enlightenment”.
The author is not suggesting that the key to living a good life is not giving any f*cks at all. Instead, the book discusses choosing wisely what you should and should not give a f*ck about. This is what makes this subjective choice a “subtle art”.