Format: Dead Trees
Source: Public Libary
This book reeled me in with the catchy title. I did feel, however, the constant use of F*ck in the beginning was slightly distracting from the great material Manson was discussing.
Manson’s main point is we only have so much energy to care for things, why are we wasting it all on things that are so unimportant.Manson also discusses how we love to solve problems that naturally we need to solve a problem. This book started strong. He laid great groundwork for why do we make the decisions we do? Why do we worry about certain things, what are our real motivations?
The second half of the book is sort of a memoir of what he talked about in the beginning playing out in his own life.
Some great quotes from the book:
“Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a f*ck about anymore. ”
“What pain do you want in your life?what are you willing to struggle for That seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out”
“Our values determine the metrics by which we measure ourselves and everyone else”