Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Everything is F cked A Book About Hope From the author of the international mega bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope We live in an interesting time Materially everything is

  • Title: Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope
  • Author: Mark Manson
  • ISBN: Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope
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  • Page: 206
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  • From the author of the international mega bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope We live in an interesting time Materially, everything is the best it s ever been we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f cked the plan From the author of the international mega bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope We live in an interesting time Materially, everything is the best it s ever been we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f cked the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness.What s going on If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it s Mark Manson In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever present, low level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn t and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier Instead, the subtle art of that title turned out to be a bold challenge to choose your struggle to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the 1 bestseller in 13 different countries.Now, in Everthing Is F cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom and even of hope itself.With his usual mix of erudition and where the f ck did that come from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven t considered before It s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 288 pages Published May 14th 2019 by Harper More Details Original Title Everything is F cked A Book About Hope ISBN 0062955934 ISBN13 9780062955937 Edition Language English Other Editions 27 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Everything is F cked, please sign up Popular Answered Questions The opening line of this book absolutely confounds me That he states we are healthier, wealthier and freer In the USA, we are sicker than ever Healthcare is the worst it has been, an absolute disaster People are afraid to go the hospital due the the many risks and poor treatment People in chronic pain are being tortured Wealthier People work 2 jobs and still cant pay rent What is he thinking 11 likeslike 4 months ago See all 10 answers Chris Barrett I haven t read the book yet how are people reading it so early but, there are stats out there that tell the story of humans being much better off I haven t read the book yet how are people reading it so early but, there are stats out there that tell the story of humans being much better off nowadays I am sure there are ways to look at the data and skew it in the other direction Also, your anecdotal evidence of some people working 2 jobs and not making rent doesn t tell the story of the bigger picture I think, if you look globally and focus on the big picture, the claims are true I found this article that supports Mark s claims, from a global perspective am sure there are tons of articles out there that are a valid counter point to this one But the point is, there is data to back up the claims less flag When I read The subtle art I was very disappointed because I had already read most of the book in the form of blog entries Does this book have a substantial amount of new stuff or is it also just a compilation of his blog 1 likelike 3 months ago Add your answer Terry A lot of it does come from his blog If you read it regularly, you will recognize parts about how to start a cult or uncomfortable truths or fake A lot of it does come from his blog If you read it regularly, you will recognize parts about how to start a cult or uncomfortable truths or fake freedom I do believe he wraps things up fairly nicely but, if you want entirely new material that you ve never seen before, you could be disappointed less flag See all 4 questions about Everything is F cked Lists with This Book Books With Swear Words in the Titles 114 books 17 voters Varied Poetry Collections 321 books 274 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 3.77 Rating details 8,418 ratings 983 reviews All LanguagesDeutsch 1 English 916 Espa ol 4 Latvie u valoda 2 Nederlands 10 Portugu s 8 Rom n 1 Suomi 3 Ti ng Vi t 1 T rk e 1 slenska 1 esky, e tina 1 17 More filters Sort order May 16, 2019 Lindsay Nixon rated it it was ok Arg, it s really difficult for me to rate this a 3 star UPDATE after thought and discussion, this isn t a 3 star, it s a 2 star This isn t a book in my opinion It s of a collection of essays, blog posts and articles you d see on HuffPo or perhaps NPR.There are some parts of the book that were well researched, provided excellent points and I thought to myself oh wow and I m going to have to read this again Then there were other parts that I was like WHAT IS THIS and Arg, it s really difficult for me to rate this a 3 star UPDATE after thought and discussion, this isn t a 3 star, it s a 2 star This isn t a book in my opinion It s of a collection of essays, blog posts and articles you d see on HuffPo or perhaps NPR.There are some parts of the book that were well researched, provided excellent points and I thought to myself oh wow and I m going to have to read this again Then there were other parts that I was like WHAT IS THIS and WHY IS THIS HERE The writing also oscillated between deplorable to somewhat academic There are times where it reads like a polished, academic book but often it is ranty with slang like Cray cray and vulgar examples that Manson seems to slip in for shock value except it doesn t work.Manson is also a terrible narrator His voice isn t just bleh, but he can t even seem to properly read his own writing he can t deliver his own jokes and punchlines It comes out awkward and unnatural making his cray cray and other slang even distracting.I also kept having a revolving thought, DAMN THIS IS SOME RICH WHITE MALE PRIVILEGE MANSPLAINING not that the subjects he approached where white male privilege shit though there is some of that but that he seems to overlook privilege quite a bit.Yet there were some parts of the book that I thought were excellent, though most of them were rehashing from other outstanding books I ve read such as Thinking, Fast and Slow, Ryan Holiday Stoicism, Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress or anything by Pinkner, Switch How to Change Things When Change Is Hard or anything by Chip Dan Heath, plus Nietzsche Plato His last bit on AI was interesting, though I suspect that was parlayed from somewhere someone else flag 153 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Mar 30, 2019 Adam Woods rated it really liked it Something is very wrong with the world It s us We have abandoned our quest for character in favour of one for happiness and we have created a world of diversions that give the illusion of freedom but in fact keep us docile and imprisoned.Manson has written a book that will stay with me for a while This very well researched exploration into human virtues and hope in particular isn t exactly warm and fuzzy Nor is it pessimistic In fact it is paradoxically optimistic for a book that genuinel Something is very wrong with the world It s us We have abandoned our quest for character in favour of one for happiness and we have created a world of diversions that give the illusion of freedom but in fact keep us docile and imprisoned.Manson has written a book that will stay with me for a while This very well researched exploration into human virtues and hope in particular isn t exactly warm and fuzzy Nor is it pessimistic In fact it is paradoxically optimistic for a book that genuinely and convincingly lays out that everything is indeed f cked His trademark wit is still on display but Manson strikes a slightly academic tone than in his first book, which was a welcome change of pace In fact this book has inspired me to learn about Manson s and the world s philosophical greats and read a few of his sources I think that s a good thing.Manson, once again, holds a mirror up to the reader, which can be confronting in a good way , and makes demands on us to be better Not merely hope to be better But BE better And that s a message I can get behind.Give this book a go flag 69 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jul 03, 2019 Kalyn Nicholson rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites If I were to ask someone to give it to me straight in terms of life, humanity and our future potential, this book would be it Amazing read, push through the first few chapters and you ll see how it all ties together in the end flag 55 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 15, 2019 Ella rated it it was amazing Shelves all time faves, may 2019 This book will not be a well loved book I only say this because as a person who has read a lot of his articles as well as his previous book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck, there are a lot of concepts in this book that can be perceived as radical, and possibly downright offensive The keyword is perceived When you come into this book hoping and or believing that this book will affirm all of your biases, all of your hopes and dreams, all of what you stand for, then you wouldn t have a gre This book will not be a well loved book I only say this because as a person who has read a lot of his articles as well as his previous book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck, there are a lot of concepts in this book that can be perceived as radical, and possibly downright offensive The keyword is perceived When you come into this book hoping and or believing that this book will affirm all of your biases, all of your hopes and dreams, all of what you stand for, then you wouldn t have a great time This book talks about philosophy, human existence, psychology, democracy, religion, politics, money, etc and it takes quite a controversial but rational standpoint on these fields Yes, sometimes while reading this book it ll be difficult to get through some of the philosophical concepts Yes, sometimes or most times you will get offended by what Mark says And yes, you would want to put the book down.But don t Instead, read on, or better yet, reflect first as to why you feel the way you feel Don t succumb to the dichotomy of good and bad feelings i.e if you feel offended, don t automatically assume that it s because what Mark wrote was wrong and you re right This book calls upon reflection of everything ugly in all of us, and if you can t keep your biases at bay, or on hold, you will not enjoy reading this book.But, if you go into this with an open mind, prepared to feel both validated and hurt, both offended and reassured, then I think this would be a great reading experience for you Overall, I gave this book 5 stars, because just like The Subtle Art, it called into question everything I believed, and for me, it strengthened some of my beliefs, and weakened others A first for me in a long time flag 55 likesLike see review View all 7 comments May 23, 2019 Nikita rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves abandoned Can someone please remind me never to pick a Mark Manson book again The writing is insufferable, he grossly oversimplifies ideas that need a nuanced view, makes preposterous generalizations about mental health and related concepts, and generally makes you wonder what his point really is Not sure how he gets published, but seems to be riding a strange wave with the word fuck in his titles flag 51 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Alyssa Prettyman Yep, totally agree Aug 17, 2019 08 57AM Azalea totally agree Aug 29, 2019 05 49AM Jun 18, 2019 Katie rated it did not like it I ll have a full review soon, but for now y i k e s flag 45 likesLike see review May 14, 2019 David Lee rated it it was amazing review of another edition Smart and funny, this book will help you make sense of your mind and the world we live inIf you liked Subtle Art, you ll enjoy this too I couldn t put it down, actually, reading it in under a day Mark has a talent for taking potentially boring subject matter, such as the teachings of philosophers, and bringing it to life in easy to understand language with plenty of expletives I especially liked his Consciousness Car metaphor in explaining the Thinking Brain vs Feeling Brain would love to Smart and funny, this book will help you make sense of your mind and the world we live inIf you liked Subtle Art, you ll enjoy this too I couldn t put it down, actually, reading it in under a day Mark has a talent for taking potentially boring subject matter, such as the teachings of philosophers, and bringing it to life in easy to understand language with plenty of expletives I especially liked his Consciousness Car metaphor in explaining the Thinking Brain vs Feeling Brain would love to see an animated cartoon version , and thoughts on antifragility and how we benefit by choosing to accept and even seek out discomfort in our lives.If you ve been feeling like the world is a mess especially in terms of politics lately, this book can help you make sense of what s going on And, it includes some takeaways we as individuals can use to help make a positive difference for ourselves, and by extension, society flag 39 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 20, 2019 Uddipta rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves dnf Did not finish.He starts off by mentioning the holocaust, how people had real problems back then, compared to us who are now weeping at minor inconveniences behind closed doors crying for an ex, crying because someone was rude to us, etc I find this comparison disgusting and I mean it The problems back then were physical and very different There was no internet back then Now, in the internet age, we have lots of things to compare ourselves with Everyday, whether we want it or not, we are Did not finish.He starts off by mentioning the holocaust, how people had real problems back then, compared to us who are now weeping at minor inconveniences behind closed doors crying for an ex, crying because someone was rude to us, etc I find this comparison disgusting and I mean it The problems back then were physical and very different There was no internet back then Now, in the internet age, we have lots of things to compare ourselves with Everyday, whether we want it or not, we are constantly reminded of the things we lack And at the end of the day, when we reach home, it takes a family or a closed one to help us forget those things Secondly, the writing He speaks of things in a very patronizing manner which I found really irritating and was what made me drop this book I loved his first book and on my worst days, it provides a sense of comfort unlike anything But this book, I don t know what happened with the author I am not trying to find comfort, but maybe just give me some substance Time is precious and I cannot waste it any after getting into 20% of this one Maybe he got too much into himself Now that he is rich, he forgot how to relate to the common folks This book is indeed f cked flag 36 likesLike see review View all 11 comments May 31, 2019 Mehrsa rated it it was ok The book was a meaningless string of random thoughts and stoic philosophy and meditation It was funny at parts, but mostly just a few interesting stories and cliches that are set up as being new insight Also, I don t buy stoicism and meditation as a way forward I am still interested in progress and I do think social movements can make people s lives better Manson seems to think it s all just vain showing off and we should all just chill, but life isn t about peace and happiness We also sear The book was a meaningless string of random thoughts and stoic philosophy and meditation It was funny at parts, but mostly just a few interesting stories and cliches that are set up as being new insight Also, I don t buy stoicism and meditation as a way forward I am still interested in progress and I do think social movements can make people s lives better Manson seems to think it s all just vain showing off and we should all just chill, but life isn t about peace and happiness We also search meaning flag 31 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 07, 2019 Javier Lorenzana rated it did not like it I really wanted to like this book As a fan of Mark Manson, I enjoyed his at times comical writing style and humorous anecdotes in his other books Yet, this felt stale.The book is lazy It s essentially a bunch of repackaged Nietzsche and Harari stuffed together without any flow whatsoever The central theme of hope acts as a loose umbrella topic to otherwise disconnected chapters The book talks about subjects right out of Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Harari The only difference is that Mans I really wanted to like this book As a fan of Mark Manson, I enjoyed his at times comical writing style and humorous anecdotes in his other books Yet, this felt stale.The book is lazy It s essentially a bunch of repackaged Nietzsche and Harari stuffed together without any flow whatsoever The central theme of hope acts as a loose umbrella topic to otherwise disconnected chapters The book talks about subjects right out of Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Harari The only difference is that Manson inserts his unique voice in this commentary, including a lot of f cks Sounds great right Not exactly The subjects are oversimplified, the language feels condescending at times, and the charm that Manson usually puts on in his books was nonexistent.What made Manson s earlier books good was that he spoke from experience about topics he was passionate about But this attempt into deeper subjects doesn t cut it It is neither comprehensive nor original It s just not as good as other books in its field DR Just read Harari and Nietzsche flag 27 likesLike see review May 23, 2019 Fran Cormack rated it it was ok review of another edition I wish I had enjoyed this book I really wanted to I so enjoyed Mark s first book, I had high hopes for this one Alas, I found it uninspiring, and without much direction Lots of rambling, with famous people from history thrown in, for which I never saw the connection It felt a little forced Contrived even Like Mark is really, really trying to fill a book I will be watching for what he writes next, and hope to get my love back for Mr Manson flag 22 likesLike see review May 17, 2019 Sam Smith rated it really liked it Shelves self help Everything is Fucked is a much mature book than his last While in the last book we looked at things we shouldn t care about, this book focuses on what to care about And I have to say that this book was really well done, and in my opinion, better than his last.This book will definitely leave you feeling different than when you started it I never take notes while reading a book, but this one time I did, because a lot will stick with you, and you won t want to forget it Don t hope fo Everything is Fucked is a much mature book than his last While in the last book we looked at things we shouldn t care about, this book focuses on what to care about And I have to say that this book was really well done, and in my opinion, better than his last.This book will definitely leave you feeling different than when you started it I never take notes while reading a book, but this one time I did, because a lot will stick with you, and you won t want to forget it Don t hope for better Just be better This book covers lots of different topics Hope, maturity, religion, social media, technology etc It covers a lot than his previous book, and for the better Mark really shows us what s wrong with the world in this book, and what we can do to fix it, while also having his signature fuck you sort of humour Some of the things that I read were kind of obvious don t be a dick, act like an adult and not like a child etc but he goes into detail than that, and really makes you question how you act as an individual The pursuit of happiness is a toxic value that has long defined our culture It is self defeating and misleading Living well does not mean avoiding suffering it means suffering for the right reasons Because if we re going to be forced to suffer by simply existing, we might as well learn how to suffer well Like his last book, Mark gives us some really interesting historical events that eventually lead to his main point that he is trying to make I personally found that some of them were a bit dragged out and went on for a little too long, and I found that I ended up missing the point he was trying to make due to the example being very long However this is just my opinion, and isn t necessarily a bad thing, just my personal taste I will say that some of the events he tells are amazing and eye opening, and will definitely leave an impact on you When we deny ourselves the ability to feel pain for a purpose, we deny ourselves the ability to feel any purpose in our life at all This book is a much satisfying, mature, and deeper book than his last I would recommend this to anyone who wants to view things with a different eye, and is open to changing the way they are as a person And while not everything in this book is breathtakingly amazing, it will still leave an impact on you for a long time flag 17 likesLike see review May 19, 2019 Mark rated it it was ok After loving The Subtle Art, I found this a real disappointment It was very dry and lacking the playfulness of his first book I also found it hard to track the overarching story of the book, it felt like a jumbled collection of articles Just couldn t connect to it in any meaningful way flag 16 likesLike see review May 29, 2019 Miquixote rated it liked it Shelves 3, self help, feel 3 This book s thesis has already been written Many times This is stoicism This is Nietzsche This is Kant This fact does not reduce the subject s interest whatsoever I post 2 reviews below A Pop Culture Full Metal Alchemist Review recommended if you have some symptoms of A.D.D A lesson without pain is meaningless That s because no one can gain without sacrificing something But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain a powerful, unmatched heart A fullmetal heart That This book s thesis has already been written Many times This is stoicism This is Nietzsche This is Kant This fact does not reduce the subject s interest whatsoever I post 2 reviews below A Pop Culture Full Metal Alchemist Review recommended if you have some symptoms of A.D.D A lesson without pain is meaningless That s because no one can gain without sacrificing something But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain a powerful, unmatched heart A fullmetal heart That is alchemy s first law of Equivalent Exchange In those days, we really believed that to be the world s one, and only, truth But the world isn t perfect, and the law is incomplete Equivalent Exchange doesn t encompass everything that goes on here, but I still choose to believe in its principle, that all things do come at a price, that there s an ebb and a flow, a cycle, that the pain we went through did have a reward, and that anyone who s determined and perseveres will get something of value in return, even if it s not what they expected The truth is cruel but right You see, I m sure we can change Because we re weak And because we die We have to fight in order to live, and that s what will make us strong Stand up and walk Move on After all, you have perfect legs to stand on Hiromu Arakawa The Nit Picky Review, or if you have O.C.D symptoms with spoilers Mark s Uncomfortable Truth Pleasant feelings are evidently not Mark s goal here He wants us to grow through pain since it s the only universal constant Bertrand Russell, for one, would say be wary of those who glorify pain because the historical antecedents are not impressive The fun is in deciding how far in which direction you will go The Classic Assumption Thinking vs Feeling We quickly learn why Mark swears so much humans have no self control The classic assumption, says Mark, is that our Thinking Brains are in control Plato onwards, through the Christian ages, until very recently were proponents Kahneman and Tversky in 2011 revolutionized thinking theory and suggest otherwise Mark here says the feeling brain actually calls the shots Needless to say, it s been a popular activity to imagine our brains are divided in two, the feeling brain and the thinking brain Mark joins the frenzy 1 Plato Reason thinking brain , spirit feeling brain , and appetites2 Hume Impressions Feeling or Ideas Thinking 3 Freud Ego thinking and Id feeling 4 Probably the worst theory to date Thinking Brain has balls and is from Mars, Feeling Brain has breasts and is from Venus 5 Kahneman and Tversky Feeling fast thinking and Thinking slow thinking Clown Cars Mark s brain theory involves seeing our feelings as cars Clown cars selfish narcissists are toxic Healthy cars see them coming a long way away and move into the slow lane, avoiding contact with them as much as possible Clowns flock to other clown cars Clown cars think healthy cars are boring and uninteresting Clowns probably drive too fast, run over pedestrians and get into way too many accidents I imagine they are literally toxic like gas guzzling, expensive and unreliable SUVs Clowns probably drink and drive If they can t get away with that, they ll smoke pot and drive With a Whopper in the other hand Woodstock represents well this type of car Times of free love, the 1960s, if it feels good do it The New Age counterculture was clownish all the way In fact, indulging one s emotions is STILL often equated with great spiritual awakening White middle class yuppies that were raised and told that the thinking brain calls the shots, at a later age rebelled and let their feeling brain run rampant They never really had any real problems except feeling bad and they blamed their Thinking on that They call that turning off of the Thinking Brain spiritual growth Sound familiar I am SURE you know people like this They think that self absorption is enlightenment But it s still just a Clown Car with a new spiritual paint job though The Moral Gap Our self worth equals the sum of our emotions over time There is something here he likes to call The Moral Gap When someone hurts you, you think he is shit, I am righteous If you don t act on it, you switch to I am shit, he is righteous It was the best or it was trauma They hate me because they re envious, afraid of me, don t want to admit that I m better Justification of the superiority of the narcissist No subtleties or nuances like in real life here You re special no matter what And your identity will stay your identity until a new experience acts against it Of course, there is the 3rd alternative A High Degree of Self Awareness, that of forgiving others and yourself You ll see later that only those in the Adult Development Phase are capable of this.The 3 Types of Religions Mark suggests that all of us generally believe the key to our eternal salvation is to stop thinking critically and join any of the hope clubs below 1 Spiritual 2 Ideological the isms communism, capitalism, anarchism, fascism, environmentalism, feminism, leftism, etc 3 Interpersonal people worship romantic, celebrity, children, etc Codependency addicted to supporting or receiving validation from another person Putting a person on a pedestal, the center of your world, the basis of your thoughts and feelings, the root of your self esteem, to be your God value.The above Religions compete for resources and those that win out are those that most efficiently use labour and capital The Root of all Social Conflict throughout History Right vs Left His next target radical leftists, with his guns all a blazing To Mark, the true equality that all leftists are fighting for will never exist Pain will always be there And he ll have us see the worst thing we can do is get rid of pain completely We need something called Legitimate Suffering see The Road Less Travelled, Scott Peck Now that it seems the leftists have been floored we need a bully to kick the leftist while they re down Enter Nietzsche s Master morality vs Leftist s Slave Morality Strength, Dominance, Hierarchy vs Sacrifice, Submission, Equality Right vs Left the Bullies vs the Ressenters Mark says Nietzsche was a globalist, rare and radical, believed in the value of a person s deeds, nothing else, no system, no race, not nationality And apparently Slave morality requires same beliefs, Equality and Totalitarianism Well, now that leftism is seemingly bleeding all over the tarmac now, gasping for breath, let us take a quick reality check before the next round Not sure here if Mark misunderstands Nietzsche, glorifies Nietzsche or cherry picked a nibble from Nietzsche here Let s be absolutely clear, I mean no beating around the bush Nietzsche loves, I mean loves, LOVES violence and ruthlessness Not sure how much Mark wants that side of him as part of his philosophy I mean Nietzsche just totally got erections for violence I mean full daylight erections Not morning hide it under the cover, wait until it takes a chill pill erection Example hard to beat Nietzsche loved Napoleon He was like THE MAN for Nietzsche Yes, mass murdering, war mongering Napoleon So, I think it s fair to say that Nietzsche s ethics were highly questionable even if his criticism of religion and literary output were very important in philosophy No, no grasping now my Nietzschian bullies, he was certainly not A BUDDHIST To Nietzsche, the majority are only a means to the excellence of the few Let it be known that this contradiction still does not eliminate the necessity of a conflict of ideas here Kant vs Nietzsche Mark does acknowledge that Nietzsche did not believe in Kant s ideas and scoffed at the Law of Humanity something Mark clearly believes in here too, so we need to try to understand the apparent contradiction Mark can t not understand that Nietzsche was all about ends Not means The polar opposite of Kant in that way I am guessing what Mark likes about Nietzsche was that he was certainly pro pain But Mark evidently needs to be good with Kant too Or Mark would certainly be an all out nasty dude Nietzsche didn t mind being seen as nasty but something tells me Mark isn t quite ready to take that step It gets even problematic Kant s value system that transcends religion is a religion too This led Nietzsche to accuse Kant of being absurd, na ve, and outright narcissistic talk about calling a kettle black Mark concurs with Nietzsche that all beliefs are inherently imprisoned by our own perspectives and are faith based But Mark admits some value systems produce better and logical results than others Science faith in evidence produces the best belief systems according to Mark Similarly, Kant has the best basis for creating value systems value that which perceives value above all else consciousness We can conclude that Kant s belief that morality can be deduced outside religion is absolutely true and is admirable While scientifically pursued moral philosophy is Mark s apparent goal But Mark suggests that conflict must exist for hope and meaning to exist and he still comes across positive about war He says war has created the most positive innovations, it brings out the best in our character Yikes, not sure how far he wants to take that So, Mark is seemingly stuck He clearly betrays religious ideological leanings with open belief in amor fati love of fate , Stoicism and Kant s Formula of Humanity where you are honest, humble and brave at all moments But he also likes the idea of going beyond Good and Evil and is just as clearly reluctant to dismiss Nietzshe despite Fred s ruthlessness.Developmental Psychology Despite these obvious ideological contradictions we can t write off Mark just yet he has interesting stuff up his sleeve He proceeds to explain developmental psychology theory, and how most of us are stuck at an adolescent phase When you are a kid, you are an explorer Then you grow up and realize there is too much to explore A child is all about pleasure vs pain An adolescent learns to understand life as a transaction He gets pleasure through bargains, as a means to a pleasurable end Becoming an adult is doing the right thing for the simple reason that are doing the right thing Honesty is the best example You tell the truth as an end, not a means to get something Because honesty is good and valuable Sound idealistic That s because it is Is this actually practicable It reminds me of the Jim Carey movie Liar, Liar, where a lawyer is charmed or cursed with the inability to lie and all the chaos that ensues Have there been any studies about people who have actually attempted to live their lives under this Formula Apparently there are so few people actually doing this that replicability is an issue with any study Suffice it to say not enough evidence, no science So we are in the dicey religion area still I guess there is no way around it Yes Nietzsche starts jumping up and down again He certainly wouldn t like Mark playing both sides But let s ignore Nietzsche one minute, and stick with the theory for now with this undeniably interesting theory that trauma and or neglect cause people to get stuck in either the child or adolescent mode And prevent us from becoming the low percentage of adults that apparently exist some 13% in the studies that have been made, but duly note the lack of evidence and replicability Becoming an adult involves 3 things, according to Mark 1 Enduring pain Nietzsche has an erection again Fred, put that thing away 2 Abandoning hope this shouldn t be taken too seriously, as you see Mark clearly has hope in science, evidence and Artificial Intelligence 3 Letting go of the desire for pleasant and fun things Assuming the above as gospel, what s holding us back from being adults Fake Freedom We ve been given the blue pill for too long It s made us weaker and fragile Who is to blame Marketing Marketing has convinced us to be flooded with Diversions Marketing understands how to manipulate our Feelings Our Thinking brain hasn t been trained to compete And our Feeling brain is taking the Clown Car to a whole new level Due to this Law of Diminishing Returns, this is the state of our current Character 1 We are Fragile We have Diminishing Values, obsessed with Comfort and Pleasure.2 We are consumed by Low Level Addictive Behaviours phone, email, Netflix, Facebook, Instagram Compulsively experiencing stuff Addiction produces a downward spiral, thus numbing Pain no Pain no Meaning and ability to find Value , generating greater Pain, and greater numbing 3 We have too much Choice the Options we have, the less Satisfaction Consequently, we have constant Anxiety over whether we made the best Choice This Insecurity, Doubt and Intolerance is not Freedom It is an endless cycle of Hope This Fake Freedom is an endless series of Transactions and Bargains which you feel you re winning Modern tyranny is Diversion, BS information, and Distraction The breadth and power of the internet has created a global system of Propaganda by governments and corporations steering our desires and wishes That is our Current Reality Perhaps this is our Orwellian Brave New World Big Brother is indeed watching us and steering us THROUGH Pleasure Huxley and Orwell all in one Mark calls Fake Freedom TOO MUCH Pleasure We are told not to forget that maybe people actually start Revolutions because of Pleasure Too much Pleasure and Comfort cause low tolerance for Discomfort and Inconvenience Political Revolution then becomes a Privilege This is called a Revolution of Rising Expectations The leaders of the French Revolution were actually wealthy citizens The American Revolution likewise wealthy landowners who didn t want to pay taxes Prosperity, Pleasure and Convenience can thus cause a crisis in Hope Finding Meaning is and difficult But the key tipping point may be Information Once awareness of Inequality is well known, when it is revealed how uncontrolled Wealth has become, the Revolution of Rising Expectations may be inevitable Maybe that s why here Mark has footnoted Pinker and Rosling telling us things are really good Because they know we will get pissed when we realize things aren t actually good We will elect demagogues and Democracy will be overturned Prosperity, Pleasure, Convenience, lack of Hope, and Inequality awareness may just cause a Revolution If AI doesn t beat the people to it Mark s betting on AI.Education but please, not Sparta Obviously, Education is the only way around this We need an educational facelift Mark says that our Children are the masters of Pain and Antifragility see Taleb Maybe, but Mark let s not start leaving our kids out during winter nights to see if they can tough it out like the Platonic ideal of Sparta actually did see Plato s Republic Knowledgeable philosophy readers might be forgiven if they are alarmed by a bit too much of the less reputable sides of Plato and Nietzsche here Real Freedom According to Mark, Real Freedom is actually Self Limitation Consciousness of your Time, Attention and Choices This causes an Increase in Return Greater Commitment Greater Depth Less Superficiality We must stop hacking life Real Freedom is victory over Desires, seeing the world unconditionally Freedom requires nothing of the world Just your Will This is very Stoic Things we can do that don t just involve Self Help From an activist point of view Mark admits that online Advertising and Fake News must cease to exist We need independent 3rd party algorithms to rate veracity of headlines Evidence is the only life preserver in an infinite sea of Lies This is Mark s Hope and Religion coming out of the masturbatory sock of self help His hope seems to be that AI will fix this Manufacturing of Consent The new Religion He reminds us again and again that each subsequent Religion s attempt at Global Harmony has only been partial and incomplete But he has his own final Religion AI, and us as domesticated dogs We already submit to artificial algorithms and we love it The best of us are shitty information processors, even if you or I can access, harness, and manipulate information better than others, we can t compete with AI Elon Musk was asked what could cause the end of the world He replied with 3 possible outcomes 1 Nuclear war 2 Climate change 3 ComputersMark thinks otherwise He thinks computers will behave better than us and correct the other 2 of the above.The Richer you Are, the Sadder you Are Technology has brought us empty, meaningless variety, and endless options But supposedly it has reduced poverty Forget that Reduced Poverty is patently false since the 70s, unless we are speaking about the 1%, but that doesn t change the argument we DO live near the top of history in quality of life It is emphasized that the wealthier the country the its people struggle with feelings of meaning and purpose This book is for them Only 10 percent in a yougov survey of people from the 17 richest countries felt the world was getting better Wealthier countries and neighbourhoods also have higher suicide rates on average Mark raves about Steven Pinker and Hans Rosling here Their works are deemed in the notes as excellent, indispensable and important Apparently, they are dead on about how lucky we all are But Steve and Hans care nothing about how depression works They are addicted to big stats like the GDP Gross Domestic Product Even from a purely statistical perspective, they lack subtlety They don t want or care about the mathematics of noticing that median real wages have actually reduced since the 70s see my review of Factfulness explaining the math So Inequality is going up big time Mark acknowledges this although he certainly emphasizes that we have way than enough prosperity The difference being that Mark definitely realizes that life actually sucks for most people in rich countries Mark suggests the problem is Lack of Meaning To Mark, it is clear that Material prosperity is not valuable to us than Purpose To Hans and Steve our disconnect, our addictions, our lack of connections are not the core of life Prosperity is Mark Manson points out what they miss Meaning matters See Man s Search For Meaning, Frankl.Some tough truths about pain vs pleasure Despite all the above argumentation noted, we are still missing evidence here Remember Evidence and Science are the only Religion worth following now right The thing is there really aren t conclusive studies to suggest that Pain improves us Similarly, there aren t conclusive studies to suggest that Pleasure does either To make it all even confusing, there aren t conclusive studies to suggest what the right balance is Since we don t have community like we used to, Inequality is worsening, we are unhappier whether Steve, Hans or Mark think we have reason to be Mark definitely suggests we are wimps That we need to toughen up Maybe, but did I say that there is no conclusive evidence about all this With all this in mind, there is no doubt your motivation, whether it s intrinsic or extrinsic, matters You gotta love that Mark talks about Intrinsic motivation the simple pleasure of doing an activity well, rather than for an external reward, motivates you to continue doing that activity Mark says that s why he wrote the book Not for the millions of dollars Nice Let s assume it s true In agreement with his polemics or not, give Mark Manson credit for putting passion and prudence on the scales again flag 16 likesLike see review Apr 09, 2019 Thomas rated it it was amazing Just as good as the first, a little broad but still asks the reader to question themselves.Mandatory reading if you want to break your conditioning flag 14 likesLike see review View all 5 comments May 22, 2019 Stanley Sharkey rated it did not like it review of another edition How this guy keeps getting published I will never understand Why I keep reading his books is something else I cannot understand However, I saw it was marked 50% off at BN, so I went ahead and bought it I have read through it while doing cardio after lifting and can say that it is awful It is or less his other book rehashed with different wording Not to mention, he misunderstands concepts but uses them throughout his book anyway.He states, Nihilism and the pure indulgence of desir How this guy keeps getting published I will never understand Why I keep reading his books is something else I cannot understand However, I saw it was marked 50% off at BN, so I went ahead and bought it I have read through it while doing cardio after lifting and can say that it is awful It is or less his other book rehashed with different wording Not to mention, he misunderstands concepts but uses them throughout his book anyway.He states, Nihilism and the pure indulgence of desire that accompanies it are gripping the modern world It is power for the sake of power Success for the sake of success Pleasure for the sake of pleasureIt aheres to no great truth or cause It s a simple Because it feels good He doesn t understand Nihilism or Nietzsche, even though he uses both throughout his text Nihilism was not a hedonistic philosophy Full stop I m out.F ck Mark Manson flag 15 likesLike see review May 22, 2019 Shreya Bhatt rated it it was ok review of another edition Greater commitment allows for greater depth A lack of commitment requires superficiality First of all, if you are looking for a book that will give you hope about something, then just don t continue reading this This book is not about hope It is anti hope.And I understand the concept and can relate to what the author is saying but the author contradicts himself often in this one It ll leave you confused.This one is much better than the subtle art of not giving a f CK, just because it Greater commitment allows for greater depth A lack of commitment requires superficiality First of all, if you are looking for a book that will give you hope about something, then just don t continue reading this This book is not about hope It is anti hope.And I understand the concept and can relate to what the author is saying but the author contradicts himself often in this one It ll leave you confused.This one is much better than the subtle art of not giving a f CK, just because it has some relevant information and facts.First two chapters are okay, but when the book dives into religion, you miss the whole point about why you ever started reading this book.Other than that it is a mediocre read The writing gets repetitive and boring after a point flag 14 likesLike see review May 21, 2019 Christine D rated it did not like it review of another edition I skimmed through a lot of this It seems to me like he did a lot of philosophical research, then gathered a bunch contemporary themes, threw them in a mixing bowl and voil sequel This just wasn t for me.If you are looking for something remotely hopeful, I would recommend not picking this up a book about hope is a misnomer in my opinion flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 21, 2019 Hestia Istiviani rated it liked it I read in English but this review is written in Bahasa Indonesia The fact is that we require than willpower to achieve self control It turns out that our emotions are instrumental in our decision making and our actions We just don t always realize it Sukses dengan buku The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck, 3 tahun kemudian Mark Manson barulah melanjutkan tulisannya melalui Everything is F cked Buku yang sepertinya sudah ditunggu tunggu oleh sebagian besar pembaca setianya ini lebih fok I read in English but this review is written in Bahasa Indonesia The fact is that we require than willpower to achieve self control It turns out that our emotions are instrumental in our decision making and our actions We just don t always realize it Sukses dengan buku The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck, 3 tahun kemudian Mark Manson barulah melanjutkan tulisannya melalui Everything is F cked Buku yang sepertinya sudah ditunggu tunggu oleh sebagian besar pembaca setianya ini lebih fokus membahas tentang hope atau harapan.Masih khas ala Manson, semuanya dibuka dengan kisah dan bahkan tragedi Kekuatan story telling yang apik membuat pembaca bisa memahami konteks sebelum akhirnya Manson masuk ke dalam materi Uniknya, Manson membagi buku ini menjadi dua bagian yang cukup kontras Tentu saja, masih tentang bagaimana kita merespon kejadian kejadian dalam semesta kita sendiri.Bagian pertama adalah tentang harapan Bahwa manusia hidup memang dalam yang namanya Uncomfortable Truth Ada masa masa dalam perjalanan kita yang membuat kita tidak nyaman, tapi itu tetap harus dijalani karena memang begitulah keadaannya Semua manusia pasti mengalami Uncomfortable Truth tetapi jangan malah menjadi hilang harapan Sebab, karena harapan, manusia jadi memiliki semangat untuk berjuang dan berusaha keras Uniknya, pada bab yang membahas How to Make All Your Dreams Come True, Manson menggunakan analogi agama kepercayaan Baginya, manusia meyakini sesuatu yang ada di luar kuasanya meski Manson sendiri adalah seorang Atheis, ia mengakui hal tersebut dan apabila diolah sedemikian rupa, agama kepercayaan bisa menjadi senjata sekaligus semangat menuju harapan Manson pun menuliskan beberapa tahapan jika ingin membuat mimpi kita terwujud melalui analogi uniknya itu.Misalnya Because, as we ll see, religion is all about emotional attachment And the best way to build those attachments is to get people to stop thinking critically Sebuah satir halus namun cukup mengena.Masuk ke bagian kedua Everything is F cked, Manson mengajak pembaca untuk tidak memiliki harapan dan ekspektasi Bagi Manson, memiliki harapan dan ekspektasi malah membuat rasa kecewa kita semakin besar jika hal itu tidak sesuai tidak tercapai.Jika bagian satu Manson menggunakan banyak kisah bahkan menggunakan analogi agama kepercayaan, di bagian kedua Manson cukup banyak mengutip cara pandang filsafat seperti Nietzsche dengan narasi God is dead Bahkan Manson juga mengutip cara pandang Stoa tentang bagaimana manusia menjalani hidup tanpa berekspektasi Ada pula satu bab yang khusus membahas soal Pain, soal luka dan sakit Bagi Manson, pain bukan untuk dihindari karena ia akan selalu ada Pain hendaknya dirangkul sebagai suatu konstanta Ia pasti ada dalam setiap fase Secara keseluruhan, aku hanya sanggup memberikan 3 bintang Meski cara penyampaiannya unik dan khas Manson, tapi dalam beberapa bab aku terkadang merasa jenuh dengan inti cerita yang sebenarnya masih sama dengan bab yang ada di depannya Manson melalui buku ini memainkan peran sebagai pengingat, karena semua orang sebenarnya juga tahu tentang harapan dan ekspektasi The only true form of freedom, the only ethical form of freedom is through self limitation It is not the privilege of choosing everything you want in your life, but rather choosing what you will give up in your life Ohiya, Manson juga memperkaya tulisannya dengan studi kasus dan data data pendukung, termasuk bukunya Jonathan Haidt Tulisannya bukan sembarangan hanya opini Manson semata membuat buku ini memiliki standing point sendiri flag 11 likesLike see review May 15, 2019 Chester rated it it was ok Needlessly convoluted Includes terms like God value and emotional altverse Issac Newton Been following Mark Manson s content in the early days and this was a huge disappointment this time, Mark gets lost with his thoughts with his head far too down his ass flag 10 likesLike see review Apr 14, 2019 jeremy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves gen nonfiction true freedom doesn t really exist because we all must sacrifice some autonomy for stability no one, no matter how much you love them or they love you, will ever absolve that internal guilt you feel simply for existing it s all fucked everything is fucked it always has been and always will be there are no solutions, only stopgap measures, only incremental improvements, only slightly better forms of fuckedness than others and it s time we stop running from that and, instead, embrace it. exp true freedom doesn t really exist because we all must sacrifice some autonomy for stability no one, no matter how much you love them or they love you, will ever absolve that internal guilt you feel simply for existing it s all fucked everything is fucked it always has been and always will be there are no solutions, only stopgap measures, only incremental improvements, only slightly better forms of fuckedness than others and it s time we stop running from that and, instead, embrace it. expanding outward from his previous work, the subtle art of not giving a f ck, mark manson s new one, everything is f cked a book about hope, focuses a little less on individuals and interpersonal relationships and a little on the state of the world and our engagement with it while manson does not offer any epiphanic insights, his ability to infuse his message with a no bullshit approach and abundant dark humor allows it to resonant than it otherwise would he s certainly addressing an audience for whom such an approach works best everything is f cked isn t a mere chronicle or litany of worldly ills for you d surely need several tomes to do that , but a dissection of what lies at their foundation namely, you and me all of us, individually and collectively.if you re already a fan of manson s writing, you ll inevitably love everything is f cked and his trademark mordant wit unlike so much of the schlock that makes up the motivational genre, manson doesn t really offer a recipe for fixing yourself let alone the world around you , but instead tries to offer perspective, reflection, and lessons from minds greater than his own in sum, he just wants you to be a better person which, if enough people strove to actually do so, a better world likely come around on its own throughout the rich and developed world, we are not living through a crisis of wealth or material, but a crisis of character, a crisis of virtue, a crisis of means and ends the fundamental political schism in the twenty first century is no longer right versus left, but the impulsive childish values of the right and left versus the compromising adolescent adult values of both the right and left it s no longer a debate of communism versus capitalism or freedom versus equality but, rather, of maturity versus immaturity, of means versus ends. flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 29, 2019 Joy rated it liked it I read Mark Manson s first book and I really liked it So when I saw that he wrote a follow up, I was eager to read it But I did not enjoy this one nearly as much It was just not as interesting to me flag 7 likesLike see review May 20, 2019 Edward Taylor rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves psychology After reading Manson s other book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck , I was looking forward to another insightful read into the subtle art of gonzo self help that has become pervasive in the past few years There were some high points his Nietzsche and Kant sections as well as What Einstein said were awesome but the overall tone of the book seemed a little stretched and rushed Trying to find a point of hope in a world of chaos and disorder can be fruitless and to quote The Shawshank R After reading Manson s other book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F ck , I was looking forward to another insightful read into the subtle art of gonzo self help that has become pervasive in the past few years There were some high points his Nietzsche and Kant sections as well as What Einstein said were awesome but the overall tone of the book seemed a little stretched and rushed Trying to find a point of hope in a world of chaos and disorder can be fruitless and to quote The Shawshank Redemption Hope is a dangerous thing Hope can drive a man insane RedRead it, enjoy it, but don t hope for the best flag 8 likesLike see review May 15, 2019 Lisianthus Lee rated it it was ok It ends with a dismal whimper than a hopeful bang Why do we need to workship at the altar of AI gods not dog AI is an newfangled product of human creation manipulated and controlled by our high capacity fellow beings not some divine superior flown down from the olympic heaven.Our worst enemy on this planet is none other man himself flag 7 likesLike see review May 27, 2019 Zarathustra Goertzel rated it it was ok Unfortunately, my impression as that the further Mark deviates from dating and relationship advice, the poorer the quality becomes I respect the effort as Mark s simple dating related advice doesn t need any additions Ther book lacks a coherent thread, perhaps even so than The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck , which was a fairly decent book tl dr probably not much to be gained over the articles on his blog And the good sections, frankly, could just be articles.Perhaps I m simply n Unfortunately, my impression as that the further Mark deviates from dating and relationship advice, the poorer the quality becomes I respect the effort as Mark s simple dating related advice doesn t need any additions Ther book lacks a coherent thread, perhaps even so than The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F ck , which was a fairly decent book tl dr probably not much to be gained over the articles on his blog And the good sections, frankly, could just be articles.Perhaps I m simply not the audience As a pessimist may be needed to effectively reach out to fellow pessimists, Mark writes to those who truly feel that everything is fucked and I m not one of them.A large theme of the book is, basically, to solidly accept how fucked everything is, in that dark humor dickish way, and then see what to do from there again, an approach I have some sympathy for Yet it s also just wrong.For example no one, no matter how much you love them or they love you, will ever absolve that internal guilt you feel simply for existing it s all fucked everything is fucked it always has been and always will be there are no solutions, only stopgap measures, only incremental improvements, only slightly better forms of fuckedness than others Really now He clearly hasn t read The Finders This restless discontentment with life can go away and be replaced by inner peace and acceptance of life After a long tirade about how there is no meaning in life and everything we do is insignificant, The Uncomfortable Truth , and any morals we choose are ultimately Subjective as we need to subjectively choose them ok, sure , Mark presents his favorite Kantian law as logically derived and therefore objective , The Formula of Humanity Act that you use humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, always at the same time as an end, never merely as a means The point is pretty nice and subtle There s clearly a human centric bias that is, in my not so humble opinion, unwarranted The Formula for Humanity clearly points to presence in the moment as musn t every moment then be treated as an ends itself Thus this can lead to switching from discontentment with life to peace and appreciaton of life , yet somehow Mark doesn t quite make this leap Curiously Amor Fati love of one s fate in many ways also points in a similar direction.There s the claim that Honesty, Humility, and Bravery follow from this Formula for Humanity But they don t exactly The Formula instructs me to lavish the lies I tell, not to merely tell the lies to get something else tell a fun lie and really get into the charcater sigh Which leaves Mark trying to push his preferred Morals and Values via rational reasoning that doesn t hold Not that I haven t done that myself p Mark s clearly read a lot of philosophy and enjoys sharing what he learned with us, but the personal contributions fall short.Mark has a fetish for commitment and self limitation Which is also used to fling arbitrary critiques Does learning a language in 3 months really not require commitment I d spend 8 12 hours a day if I wanted to do that That s sacrifice , boi Rational Self Control is an illusion as the Feeling Brain has the wheel in the Consciousness Car, but the best advice is still to learn to trick and guide the Feeling Brain into doing the right things the Thinking Brain wants it to Mark generally believes that we should do the right thing regardless of our feelings Emotions are to be coaxed into support of doing the right thing, as without working with them, we won t be able to do the right thing as our Thinking Brain isn t driving.I found myself a bit surprised in the start that Mark was talking up the Feeling Brain initially, as my impression was that he had moved to eschewing emotions or fuck your feelings Which is ironic, as he s still pro factual honesty Nonetheless, he maintained his form later in the book.Probably the best chapter of the book is Newton s Laws of Emotion that discusses moral gaps, and value hirearchies, how our self worth equals the sum of our emotions over time , and that identity only changes when contradicted This chapter was interesting, cutely written, and had various good points I wish the rest of the book kept up this pace.Unforutanely the next chapter is a sarcastic satire of how to start a religion and promise the fulfilment of all your dreams ok, your dreams will be fulfilled with sufficient followers And there s the argument that Religion means believe without sufficient reason , but if Value is inherently ungrounded, then any belief in the Value of something is ill founded Thus to Value anything is to be faith based, and thus religious Value your family That s an Interperonal Religion.Value equality That s an Ideological Religion.Valu your eternal soul Ok, that s a traditional Spiritual Religion Basically the realization of the non derived nature of Value is utterly butchered Pain is the Universal Constant covers the hedonic treadmill Yet, the hedonic set point generally hovers around 7 10 Seven out of Ten That s fine , not pain I could just as well argue that this means Joy is the Universal Constant Mark talks about how as we strive for happiness and avoid any small pain, we become increasingly fragile and sensitive There may be some truth to this 0The book ends on, surprisingly, a Singularitarian note AI will dominate the world and do everything better than us What s next The religion of pleasing our AI Gods, in hopes they bless our lives The discussion of Child, Adolescent, and Adult modes of life was interesting, to be fair Child immediate Pain Pleasure reactionsAdolescent seek transactional rules for Pain PleasureAdult live according to Principles regardless of pain or pleasure in particular instances Basically, as one grows and matures, one acts according to a world model of increasing abstraction or generalization The problem with Hope for good times in the future Well, shucks, brother, that s transactional thinking Like you can get guarantees there anyway you can t, and thus you ll always have some restlessness That s why the answer to Hope is to do your best now Principles are good as you bet they ll likely lead to about as good a future as you can fight for It s easier to feel good about your actions and choices if aligned with Principles aka Virtue ethics over Consequentialism.In the end, there are many interesting points and insights, but lost in a muddled presentation full of pseudo reasoning and the author s personal moralizing Cuz, yes, you suck if you do things against the author s personal moral code flag 6 likesLike see review May 21, 2019 Raoofa Ibrahim rated it it was amazing I can feel that this book is going to be great Imagine if you write out all your thoughts on a book and the whole world read it, this is how I feel while I am reading his books, Also I d really love to talk to someone like Mark same thoughts about life on a daily basis After reading review This book is great as I expected The author s greatest gift is giving a new definition to something we already understand it in the opposite meaning On Greatness My formula for greatness in a human be I can feel that this book is going to be great Imagine if you write out all your thoughts on a book and the whole world read it, this is how I feel while I am reading his books, Also I d really love to talk to someone like Mark same thoughts about life on a daily basis After reading review This book is great as I expected The author s greatest gift is giving a new definition to something we already understand it in the opposite meaning On Greatness My formula for greatness in a human being, is amor fati that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it all idealism is mendaxity in the face of what is necessary but love it Nietzche On Hope This is our challenge, our calling To act without hope to not hope for better To be better In this moment and the next And the next And the next Everything is fucked And hope is both the cause and the effect of that fuckedness On Freedom You can become freer right now simply by choosing the limitations you want to impose on yourself You can choose to wake up earlier each morning, to block your email until midafternoon each day, to delete social media apps from your phone These limitations will free you because they will liberate your time, attention, and power of choice They treat your consciousness as an end in itself This book is a treasure, there are many things to learn, it s funny also, for example If I worked at starbucks, instead of writing people s names on their coffee cup, I d write the following one day, you and everyone you love will die And beyond a small group of people for an extremly brief period of time, little of what you say or do will ever matter This is the Uncomfortable Truth of life and everything you think or do is but an elaborate avoidance of it We are inconsequential cosmic dust, bumping and milling about on a tiny blue speck We imagine our own importance We invent our purpose we are nothing Enjoy your fucking coffee Lastly, as Mark said Don t hope for better Just be better flag 6 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 03, 2019 Sharvani Pinge rated it it was ok There are things Mark gets wrong in this book than he gets them rightOversimplification of very complex ideas, curse words slipped in unnecessarily simply because they worked in his first book, disjointed writing one minute he s talking about hope, the next he s on to religion, and then suddenly jumps to how humanity s collective brain works And even though they re all supposed to somehow tie together and convey the same point, they don t I suffered through the book, skipping pages he There are things Mark gets wrong in this book than he gets them rightOversimplification of very complex ideas, curse words slipped in unnecessarily simply because they worked in his first book, disjointed writing one minute he s talking about hope, the next he s on to religion, and then suddenly jumps to how humanity s collective brain works And even though they re all supposed to somehow tie together and convey the same point, they don t I suffered through the book, skipping pages here and there because I loved his first book and kept faith that it was ultimately going to pay off, but alas I wouldn t recommend the book, only giving it 2 stars since there are some redeeming ideas here which do make profound sense But at best, they should be presented as short blog articles and not as a cohesive book flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 07, 2019 Curtis Lowton rated it it was ok A few good parts, but mostly f cking boring flag 7 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 02, 2019 Josh Laird rated it it was ok review of another edition The follow up to 2016 s The Subtle Art of brings Mark s trademark writing back in full force it reads like a frat boy telling you summed up pop science at a party Sometimes it s amusing but after than a few minutes you just want to start talking to somebody else.Mark sums up philosophy and science and supplies it in a way that s easy to read and digest Some parts I found super interesting such as the incoming threat of AI but I found myself skimming through other parts flag 6 likesLike see review May 15, 2019 Sophie Rayton rated it it was amazing Absolutely excellent This book is well researched and well written Manson is insightful and hilarious While reading I felt both hopeful and nihilistic This book challenges the reader in the best mind expanding way I imagine even those who disagree with the points of views presented here, would still come away having learned something and glad they did flag 6 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Nonfiction 247 users Self Help 138 users Psychology 85 users Philosophy 65 users See top shelves About Mark Manson Mark Manson 5,867 followers Mark Manson born 1984 is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and former dating coach Since 2007, he s been helping people with their emotional and relationship problems He has worked with thousands of people from over 30 different countries He regularly writes and updates his blog at markmanson Books by Mark Manson More Trivia About Everything is F c No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Everything Is F c the problem isn t that we don t know how not to get punched in the face The problem is that, at some point, likely a long time ago, we got punched in face, and instead of punching back, we decided we deserved it 14 likes No, the opposite of happiness is hopelessness, an endless gray horizon of resignation and indifference.3 It s the belief that everything is fucked, so why do anything at all 12 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 2513, 2827, 1996, 784, 298 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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