Hey you guys, hope you are doing well and survived the first week of January 2021. I had a great time reorganizing my home, rekindling bonds, taking a breather as I step into a New Year and revisit the year gone by.
I am happy with some of my habits that I could inculcate in the last year and I hope I will keep up. So here’s presenting my first Book Review of 2021. These are the two books – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Everything is Fucked that I really enjoyed reading amongst others so wanted to share my review with you all.
I have often heard that People and Books are both meant to change you in way or the other. The depth or the critical approach to Human Life is surely an eye opener for someone like me. My only regret is that I did not come across these books earlier on Life.
While I am a big fan of Self help books, however these came as a pleasant surprise because it tells us to forget the constant need and validation to be better human beings. Cheeky, Witty and over the top this book certainly wasn’t easy to put down.
Though the books may feel trashy because of their controversial titles, however the takeaways are huge since it focuses on frank views and opinions and also Daily Life.
The books teach us to normalize failures and accept life with all its perspectives. It is okay to not win it all and enjoy the smaller joys. Comparison is never a good thing, neither is a constant need to over achieve and this book reinforces all that and more. We human beings are never content and there is an insatiable need to outdo ourselves all the time. The book explicitly tell us to Stop being in this rut. If we look at it from an idealistic purpose, anyone and everyone has something to be happy and grateful about and it may or may not get better. So Live the Moment and Graciously.
While it might sound blatant however the book definitely has an underlying meaning which if understood and imbibed correctly, helps realize the bigger picture. What is your purpose in life? How do you want to people to see you even when you are gone? Are you really Living or it is because you are supposed to? These questions really shook me and made me dwell on and figure out my answers.
- We ought to stand up and face the music. Take it all in our stride – Good, Bad and the Ugly
- Self Validation is the only thing that Matters
- Live your Life to the Fullest
- Inconspicous Benefits over the Conspicous Ones
- We are all Exceptional and equally Ordinary
- Emotional Maturity over Societal
- Entitlement is Unnecessary
Do let me know your views if you have read these books and if they were similar to mine?
Until next time Stay Fab and Keep Scribbling.