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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Day 703: WARNING! Graphic Language

An interesting article made its way onto my Facebook newsfeed. Here it is, followed by some extracts relevant to this post:

http://markmanson.net/not-giving-a-fuck#WGyyKB:TKFv

The point is, most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given. We give a fuck about the rude gas station attendant who gave us too many nickels. We give a fuck when a show we liked was canceled on TV. We give a fuck when our coworkers don’t bother asking us about our awesome weekend. We give a fuck when it’s raining and we were supposed to go jogging in the morning.
Fucks given everywhere. Strewn about like seeds in mother-fucking spring time. And for what purpose? For what reason? Convenience? Easy comforts? A pat on the fucking back maybe?
This is the problem, my friend.
Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.
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If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you — your ex-girlfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another 2-for-1 sale on hand sanitizer — chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem. Not the hand sanitizer.

So I found this to be an entertaining read with some very relevant points. How much of your life do you spend on worrying about what other people are thinking or doing? Most people spend a hell of a lot of time thinking about stuff like that. How many things have you NOT done because you were afraid you would fail? Probably a few, at least.

Most people are pretty much petrified all the time, unwilling to live according to the principles they actually agree with. How often has someone been willing to go against what they know is right simply because a person in a position of "authority" told them to do it? This happens more frequently than you think.

It's like humanity is indifferent where it actually counts, too busy being preoccupied with stupid shit while the world goes to hell.

What do you give a fuck about? And are you willing to actually do what it takes to manifest the fucking thing? What the fuck do you think will happen if nothing changes? Jesus will save you, because you believe yourself to be special? Where the fuck do you think you'll end up? What the fuck do you think will happen to your children long after you die? Do you think life will turn out like in the movies, happily ever after? Do you think that things will magically get better on their own? Do you think that if you stick your head in the sand for long enough that everything will sort itself out without you? Do you think the world leaders know what the fuck they're doing? Do you think the world leaders give a fuck about you?

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