Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • Want to live a good life?

  • Do you find yourself worrying too much?

  • Did you run out of fucks to give?

This book might be for you.

There are 9 chapters in this roughly 200 page book that have a good amount of things to say.

Here’s a short summary of it according to me:

At moments, life can’t help but suck and no matter what we can’t get away from that. We need to learn how to let go in order to live good lives. The key to living a good life is not giving a fuck about more things but rather focus on things that align with our personal values. Its a no bullshit way to living your best life. Realistically, it might not always be a happy one BUT meaningful and anchored around what’s important to you.

Mark Mark Manson writes about his philosophies and perspectives on life throughout the book.
Here are my favourites:

  • You are not special, and that’s OK!

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

  • We need to reject something. Otherwise, we stand for nothing.

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This book is a quick read and makes for a good Instagram story photo.

All in all, I give this orange expletive titled book 3 Ron Swansons out of 5. I recommend it but its not really for everyone. Some people already know how not to give a fuck.

If you want to support me and/or buy this book please use the one of the links below:

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I shot a wedding with an Sony a6000, sort of.

Alright, so one of my best friends growing up got married in Wisconsin on the 1st of June, 2019. I try to always bring my camera with me wherever I go, but I also wanted to travel light and not get in the way of the actual wedding photographer there. I was a groomsman after all. XD

Instead of lugging around a Sony a7II with a big ol’ 35mm f1.4 on it I opted for an a6000 and a 28mm f2. Basically, I went from a medium sized set-up to a tiny travel friendly set-up. It was a great decision because it let me take high quality photos all while enjoying the actual wedding.

The sony a6000 is a great tiny camera that aged well (it came out in April 2014). It has fast auto focus and is a compact interchangeable lens travel camera.

There’s a slide show below for you to see some of the photos I took. Ended up giving them right to the bride too. :D

Small Idea's

What is an Idea?

According to google;
An idea is a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action.

The main take away I get from that definition is action.
Action involves a decision to act.

Action towards a goal is progress.
Progress, no matter how small, gets one closer to their goal.

I shouldn’t neglect an idea, no matter how small it is.
In order for me to make progress towards my goal.
I need action, no matter how small that progress is.
It would help bring me closer to that goal.

I wrote this for the small ideas that don’t feel big enough.
The actions that seem like a drop in the ocean.
All ideas, even if they are small, help achieve the goal.

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Challenge Yourself

I sometime’s feel as if I’m stuck doing the same thing all the time.

But I remind myself that I have the power to change that.
I can only blame myself for feeling like that.

So in order to avoid feeling the feeling of being stuck, weighed down, or even stagnant.
I challenge myself.

“Can I do that better?“ “What if I shoot in the middle of the day?””Could I use a mirror?”

What do you do to challenge yourself?