Mark Manson‘s tagline is”personal development advice that doesn’t suck.” His bestseller The Subtle art of not giving a f*ck (asterisk mine*) is about focusing attention on and caring about what is most important in your life.
As I understand the subtle art, there are 3 kinds of f*cks
1/Giving a f*ck – giving your attention to things that may, or may not, be important in your life.
2/F*ck it – the liberating choice to stop caring about stupid stuff.
3/Not giving a f*ck – caring about something so deeply you are willing to pay the price. I get it when I feel strongly – passion, outrage – about something. I’ll do the work, take the pain, suffer the consequences. And I do not give a f*ck.
Here’s a quote from Mark and you can read his article here.
Most of us, most of the time, get sucked in by life’s mean trivialities, steamrolled by its unimportant dramas; we live and die by the sidenotes and distractions and vicissitudes that suck the f[*]cks out of us….