I am so happy that I read this book.
Sometimes I see a book like this
and I think that I really want to read it
but then, once I start, I realize it's the kind of stuff
I already knew or it's a little too "out-there" for me
to be able to make any kind of connection with.
But not this one.
This one was talking my language.
Plus...he made me laugh.
And a lot of it made sense to me. I found myself taking notes
and nodding my head. The whole idea of not giving an f
is not about giving up...it's about being aware of where you are
wasting your precious f's. And using them on the things that matter
(ie not on the guy that accidentally cut you off on the way to work
This gets me every time.
The whole "backwards law" thing...
how accepting your negative experiences
is actually, then, a positive experience....
and that chasing positive experiences
can actually be a negative experience.
I know, right.
It's like that whole "This sentence is false" thing.
If that's true...then the sentence is actually true...
which kind of makes it false
(but then, that makes it true)
but if it's false, then...IT'S STILL TRUE.
OK. Not really the same thing.
(I may have breathed in too much jet fuel over the weekend).
So anyway. This was a good book.
I found myself thinking about it long after I had read it...
and talking about it with 18
(especially around driving offenses that set him off the deep end)
(hence the reference earlier to maybe not wasting your f's
on the guy that cut you off).
I totally recommend this book, if you like this kind of thing.
It was one that was totally worth the hype in my mind. :)
4.5 out of 5 ♥♥♥♥♥'s
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