The book is a motivational/ self-help book written by Mark Manson. This book was heavily recommended to me by a friend, convincing me that I will love this book. I have read one of his articles before online, and I found it hilarious yet informative! But I was sceptical in the beginning, having read many motivational/ self-help books I had a gut feeling that it will be dragged and tedious.
BUT! I was wrong!! The book was hilarious!! Especially the first quarter of the book, I couldn’t help but to smile and agree. The healthy dose of profanity made the book extremely enjoyable and intriguing while maintaining the coherent and eloquent writing. Not many people will find this writing attractive, but for me, it strummed the right strings (maybe I’m just weird ay?)
The chapters were very concise, compact and insightful. Personally, throughout midst of the book, things waned down for me, probably because some of the chapters were points and lesson I’ve already learnt from previous ( though it was a really good reminder, and as always I learnt something different). However, the last two chapters hit home. Those chapters were ” The Importance of Saying No” and “.. A then you die”.
I used to be a people pleaser, a massive one; well I still am, but now I have great awareness and control over it (we will save it for another story 😉 ). So this chapter gave me a good punch in the gut, a reminder to reassess my perspective and morals.
The other chapter talked about death, a concept we put aside and sometimes ignore but one of the only things in life we can be entirely certain of. A great chapter filled with encouragement and realism of time, goals, fear and life.
I unquestionably recommend this book; it was hilarious yet insightful. The book contains nine chapters within 200 pages, so it is a quick read, and I am sure that one of those chapters will impact you. So make sure to check out this book and start the new year with a healthy and powerful mindset! : )
Oh, Happy holidays everyone!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!!
Hope you all enjoying the festive season, keep loving ❤
“Why do you care that I’m dead when you are so afraid to live?”
“We are all going to die, all of us. What a circus! That alone should make use love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorised and flattened by life’s trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing.”
“Paradox of choice: Basically, the more options we’re given, the less satisfied we become with whatever we choose, because we’re aware of all the other options we’re potentially forfeiting.”
‘The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”