TAP 129 - Mark Manson on The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Summary:

In this episode I speak to Mark Manson about his point of view around anxiety and growth.  We talk about relationships, personal growth and generally not giving a f*ck.

Mark Manson is a blogger, author and entrepreneur. He specializes in writing personal development advice that doesn't suck. His website MarkManson.net is read by over 2 million people each month. He lives in New York City.

Links:

To order Marks book go here: https://markmanson.net/books/subtle-art

In this particular episode you will learn:

- How anxiety is an affect and not a cause

- “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” David Foster Wallace

- How when we share we get the opportunity to realize we are not alone

- How having anxiety allowed Mark to realize it couldn't get any worse

- How anxiety can be tied to significance

- Why it's important to options

- How we often can get ahead of ourselves in relationships and life in general

- How neither good emotions or bad emotions last

- What if I've peaked?

- "Problems never go away they get solved and upgraded"

- "Happiness comes from solving and improving upon our problems" (not avoiding them)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

SUBTLETY #1: NOT GIVING A FUCK DOES NOT MEAN BEING INDIFFERENT; IT MEANS BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING DIFFERENT

SUBTLETY #2: TO NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT ADVERSITY, YOU MUST FIRST GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN ADVERSITY

SUBTLETY #3: WE ALL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FUCKS TO GIVE; PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE AND WHO YOU GIVE THEM TO