These are the best quotes and highlights from the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson.

Mark Manson’s books are not filled with sugar-coated words filled with positive thinking or ways to achieve happiness. His book talks about reality and as the title suggests for living a good life you should not be worried about everything that comes your way. Sometimes not caring about a thing can be the solution itself.

Quotes from The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson.

Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

The desire for a more positive experience is itself a negative experience. 

This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy.

The key to living a good life is not giving a fuck about more; it’s giving a fuck about less, giving a fuck about only what is true and immediate and important.

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Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.

Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different. 

Travel is a fantastic self-development tool because it extricates you from the values of your culture and shows you that another society can live with entirely different values and still function and not hate themselves.

The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.

If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success.

If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.

Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth.

True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.

No truly happy person feels the need to stand in front of a mirror and recite that she’s happy. 

Whether we consciously recognize it or not, we are always responsible for our experiences.

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The pain of honest confrontation is what generates the greatest trust and respect in your relationships.

Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.

No matter where you go, there’s a five-hundred-pound load of shit waiting for you. And that’s perfectly fine.

We don’t always control what happens to us. But we always control how we interpret what happens to us, as well as how we respond.

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

But a true and accurate measurement of one’s self-worth is how people feel about the negative aspects of themselves.

Healthy love is based on two people acknowledging and addressing their own problems with each other’s support.

The point isn’t to get away from the shit. The point is to find the shit you enjoy dealing with.

We are responsible for experiences that aren’t our fault all the time. This is part of life.

Victims seek to blame others for their problems or blame outside circumstances.

Life is about not knowing and then doing something anyway.

Some of the most difficult and stressful moments of our lives also end up being the most formative and motivating.

Many people become so obsessed with being “right” about their life that they never end up actually living it.

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