Not giving a f*ck about other people’s opinions anymore
I will be 40 years old this June. For far too long I’ve let the opinions of others and what I thought they would think of me control my life. After reading the popular book: ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life‘ by Mark Manson I’ve decided to practice its teachings.
This book has helped shift my thought process. From now on I will keep my focus away from those who push my buttons in a negative way. This small shift thus far has caused me to realize their opinion of me doesn’t matter. The only opinions about me that matter are my own and to some degree my wife’s. It’s only been a day since I put this into practice but it has already made a positive impact on my stress levels.
When I start to worry about someone’s opinion I have decided to view them as a light that won’t light up. A lighter that doesn’t do his job is stupid and garbage like these people’s opinions about me. Also, when people try to control me via fear, and manipulation I’m going to brush it off like water off of a duck’s back. Life is now sort of like a video game and I control where my character gets to go or do.
The book was life-changing and I particularly enjoyed the last several chapters. Anyone who has issues with anxiety, depression, or narcissistic people should read this book. I know it will help you regain control of your life since it’s far different from any other self-help book. In fact, I believe it’s far more helpful than any professional therapy I’ve had up to this point.
My future hope for not giving a f*ck
Hopefully, I can continue to apply these lessons. I started today with the mantra “Happy And Silly” as it is my goal to be both of those throughout my workday. It might be difficult since this is day one and I know work will be busier than usual but I’m willing to try.
Thanks for reading and have a happy and silly day everyone!