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I like Sci-fi. I am also working on my personal hypertext inside my head and follow down trails of books.

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2023 Reading Goal

74% complete! Bithive has read 37 of 50 books.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2 Book Series) 1) (2016, Harper) 4 stars

This breakout, mega bestseller is the self-help book for people who hate self-help. It’s as …

Stoicism with expletives

3 stars

"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson starts out with a plethora of expletives. Understandably, he has the F-word in the title and needs to fulfill his marketing promise. The book is relatively short and begins with some Stoic wisdom that anyone who has read "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius or "The Enchiridion" might already be familiar with. While not necessarily bad, it can be a good entry point into the topic for someone who finds the previously mentioned books dull.

The second part of the book focuses on values and how pursuing the wrong ones can lead to suffering. I found the anecdote about the musician who later formed Megadeth most insightful: after being thrown out of his band, he vowed to become better than his former colleagues and founded Megadeth. Although he became incredibly popular, he never achieved his goal since he was thrown out …