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Mark Manson - The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


Bestselling Self-help Author & Blogger

Mark Manson is the mind behind the revolutionary book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck”. This in-depth discussion provides a unique opportunity to delve into the principles and philosophy that underline Mark’s groundbreaking approach to personal development.

Born in Austin, Texas, in 1984, Mark Manson has quickly risen to become one of the most influential figures in the self-help industry. His unconventional approach to personal development, which advocates for a more grounded, realistic outlook on life’s challenges, has resonated with audiences worldwide. As the host of London Real, I’ve had the chance to meet and converse with many thought leaders, and I can genuinely say that his refreshing take on life is a standout.

Manson’s bestselling book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck,” has proven to be a game-changer. It is not your typical self-help guide. Instead of promoting an always-positive mindset, it presents a starkly different perspective. Manson suggests that it’s more important to learn how to handle life’s inevitable difficulties. He argues that we need to be selective about what we truly care about to live more fulfilling lives.

During this interview, Mark Manson unravels these themes in greater depth, offering insights into his philosophy and giving practical advice on how to implement these principles in everyday life. I found our discussion to be enlightening, filled with candid observations and a healthy dose of reality that is often missing from conversations about personal development.

Together, we delve into societal pressures that contribute to our stress and anxiety, exploring how his philosophy can guide us in navigating these challenges. We also touch upon his latest book, “Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope”, where Manson explores the crisis of hope and the truths about happiness and hope.

Beyond his books, Mark Manson’s journey itself is an inspiring story. He started as a blogger and faced many obstacles and rejections along the way. But his resilience and belief in his message propelled him forward, leading to the global recognition he enjoys today. It’s a testament to the power of perseverance and staying true to one’s unique voice.

As we navigate our conversation, we also touch upon Mark’s views on success, failure, and the importance of values. His perspective on these topics provides a refreshing departure from mainstream narratives. He articulates the intricacies of these concepts with a clarity that comes from deep introspection and understanding.

This video interview is not just for those familiar with his work. If you are someone seeking a fresh, realistic perspective on personal development, this conversation will provide you with much food for thought. Whether you’re a fan of Manson’s work, new to his teachings, or someone curious about alternative approaches to personal growth, this interview offers the rare chance to hear Manson’s insights directly.

So, I invite you to join us on this journey. Tune into this exclusive video interview with Mark Manson and discover how his unique approach to personal development can help you lead a more fulfilled and meaningful life. I assure you, it will be a conversation well worth your time, one that might even alter your perspective on life and personal growth.


00:00 | Trailer.
02:28 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:28 | Brian’s introduction.
04:01 | Visiting London on a world tour.
04:31 | Life changes since writing The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
09:50 | Mark’s view on why the book is so popular.
15:09 | Buddhism and Texan upbringing influence on his work.
21:55 | Create better problems.
30:48 | Two hundred years ago we were living in a world of scarcity now we live in a world of abundance
37:33 | Social isolation and loneliness is the root cause of what we are experiencing now.
39:48 | Be careful what you hope for.
44:50 | Long form interviews give people an opportunity to feel human connection.
47:04 | Discerning what are your real values in life.
59:07 | Emotions are over-rated, we put too much emphasis on them.
1:00:07 | To become the person they want to become people have to overcome their fear.
1:06:21 | Why death ends The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and starts second book Everything is F*cked.
1:13:10 | The most highlighted observation in his book.
1:17:21 | The two brains which don’t understand or speak to each other.
1:22:26 | Changing values produces a mourning period, being scared to become someone with new values.
1:28:57 | Our identities are an aggregation of our emotions and experiences over time.
1:34:54 | Newton’s three laws of emotion.
1:39:49 | What Mark hopes people will take from reading Everything is F*cked.
1:40:55 | Peoples feelings are now constantly being manipulated through the economy and technology.
1:44:05 | What it was like to publish the second book after the huge success of the first.
1:49:14 | Mark’s writing process and how to start writing.
1:55:15 | Mark’s daily habit.
1:56:56 | What is his superpower.
1:57:53 | What does he say to those who complain about the vulgarity in his books.
2:02:59 | Best and worst days of his life
2:08:41 | What scares Mark.
2:22:12 | What we would be surprised to learn about Mark Manson.
2:12:53 | What keeps him awake at night.
2:14:03 | The message of his latest book.
2:14:35 | Advice to the 20 years old Mark.
2:17:43 | Success secrets.
2:18:15 | Brian’s summing up.


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