Saturday, July 8, 2017
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**K-A book Review
I listened to this book on Audible. I don't even know why I bought it. Probably the title grabbed my attention. And I would like to learn how not give a f**k more often.
I liked this book. It wasn't a book about how to see everything in such a positive way. I come from the group of believers who see the cup 'half empty' instead of 'half full'. All the sunshine and roses type of people kind of turn me off. Everything can't be so wildly great all the time. And blaming the person for not thinking positive when bad crap is happening to them is just wrong.
I have seen what giving participation medals to all the kids have done to a generation. No one ever tells them they are not good at something. Or that there isn't anything they can't do. Some people just can't play baseball. So why encourage a kid to do it and then insist they get a medal if they suck at it? Kids are usually smart enough to know they aren't any good.Heck I have sat through my share of sporting events where they don't even keep score. Because we don't want to damage any little psyches if they lose the game. I don't feel we are helping kids become better adults by teaching them that kind of BS. I can remember getting a note from a teacher stating they would no longer grade a paper with red ink because it did not send out positive vibes. What the heck?? Since when has the color red had anything to do with negativity??
So I enjoyed this book! The stories are funny. Some of them are sad. All of them are REAL!
I give this book ***!