Love this article, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck… so funny and right to the point!
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference.
People often say the key to confidence and success in life is to simply “not give a fuck.” Indeed, we often refer to the strongest, most admirable people we know in terms of their lack of fucks given. Like “Oh, look at Susie working weekends again, she doesn’t give a fuck.” Or “Did you hear that Tom called the company president an asshole and still got a raise anyway? Holy shit, that dude does not give a fuck.” Or “Jason got up and ended his date with Cindy after 20 minutes. He said he wasn’t going to listen to her bullshit anymore. Man, that guy does not give a fuck.”
Chances are you know somebody in your life who, at one time or another, did not give a fuck and went on to accomplish amazing feats. Perhaps there was a time in your life where you simply did not give a fuck and excelled to some extraordinary heights.
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Today, I’d like to wish the happiest of birthdays to my friend, actor Nate Parker, who is turning 35 on this beautiful day. You probably know Nate for his roles in The Great Debaters (2007) alongside Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker, Red Tails (2012) alongside Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr., and Non-Stop (2014) alongside Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. His latest film, Beyond the Lights was released just a few days ago, and I highly recommend seeing it!
Share your birthday greetings with Nate on his Twitter profile here, and stay tuned for an exclusive, unbelievably inspirational interview that will be released tomorrow to the subscribers of my Jasmin Balance newsletter. If you’re not a part of this list just yet, now is the right time to join and get inside access to this lovely conversation and many more amazing stuff to come (all you need to do is leave your information in the blue box at the end of this post).
I cannot wait to share this delightful talk with all of you… This soulful superstar’s insight, wisdom, and perspective is beyond comparison.
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Good things to think about… 10 Choices You Will Regret in Ten Years
1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true toyour own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. Read The 4-Hour Workweek.
3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.
Click here to read the rest of the article at The Mind Unleashed.
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This happens to be a topic I’m particularly passionate about… I highly recommend reading “What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege” on A Little More Sauce…
One thought I had is that people don’t choose the color of their skin the way we can choose to ride a bike… Imagine if we only had the option to ride a bike in this car driving society?