The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

CHAPTER 1

Don’t Try

The Feedback Loop from Hell

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

So Mark, What the Fuck Is the Point of This Book Anyway?

CHAPTER 2

Happiness Is a Problem

The Misadventures of Disappointment Panda

Happiness Comes from Solving Problems

Emotions Are Overrated

Choose Your Struggle

CHAPTER 3

You Are Not Special

Things Fall Apart

The Tyranny of Exceptionalism

B-b-b-but, If I’m Not Going to Be Special or Extraordinary, What’s the Point?

CHAPTER 4

The Value of Suffering

The Self-Awareness Onion

Rock Star Problems

Shitty Values

Defining Good and Bad Values

CHAPTER 5

You Are Always Choosing

The Choice

The Responsibility/Fault Fallacy

Responding to Tragedy

Genetics and the Hand We’re Dealt

Victimhood Chic

There Is No “How”

CHAPTER 6

You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I)

Architects of Our Own Beliefs

Be Careful What You Believe

The Dangers of Pure Certainty

Manson’s Law of Avoidance

Kill Yourself

How to Be a Little Less Certain of Yourself

CHAPTER 7

Failure Is the Way Forward

The Failure/Success Paradox

Pain Is Part of the Process

The “Do Something” Principle

CHAPTER 8

The Importance of Saying No

Rejection Makes Your Life Better

Boundaries

How to Build Trust

Freedom Through Commitment

CHAPTER 9

. . . And Then You Die

Something Beyond Our Selves

The Sunny Side of Death