The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a ‘#$@&%’!

This is (almost) the title of a book that was written as a parody to the more popular book on the KonMari method. The reader can fill in their own ‘bleep’.

Based on reviews, the point of the book is not that we are supposed to not care about anything, but rather focus on the things that bring us value and make a better world, and forget the things that bring us stress and negativity, and don’t help us live a better life.

  • Spending time with toxic people? Nope.
  • Spending quality time with loving friends and family? Check.
  • Giving up your free time because you feel guilty saying no? Forget it.
  • Spending time working with causes that bring joy? Yep.
  • Trying to please everyone, all the time? Give it up. Will never happen.
  • Trying to be kind, loving, understanding, and easy to get along with? Of course.
  • Living a life based on others’ expectations; fitting into societal ‘shoulds’? No way.
  • Living an authentic life; meeting all of your inner ‘musts’? Absolutely.
  • Slaving away at an unfulfilling job just for a good paycheck? Shouldn’t be.
  • Working for meaning, passion and purpose? The ultimate success.
  • Forcing views and opinions on others to try to change their minds? Time waster.
  • Embracing individuality and learning from our differences? True growth.
  • Needing labels, titles and accolades? Too restricting.
  • Focusing on making a difference? This is where we really should be giving a bleep.

“The eyes of others, our prisons; their thoughts, our cages.” Virginia Woolf


How about you? Do you care too much about what other people think or what society tells us is ‘normal’?

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a ‘#$@&%’!

  1. I am currently in the midst of figuring out how to break the slaving away at an unfulfilling job just for a good paycheck and working for meaning, passion and purpose. For far too long I’ve been working for a paycheck and not been passionate about my work. I am currently interviewing and hoping that I can align some of my passions and also get paid. Here’s hoping for a new 2017 🙂

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    • That is definitely one of the hardest things that we can control in our lives, unfortunately. It takes a lot of soul searching, risk taking and trial and error. I wish you luck in your interviews. Keep at it and you’ll find something. I wish they taught us more about this issue in college. 🙂

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