To stop struggling and finally do what you wish . . . to ignore what everyone is telling you and just go your own way . . . feels really great.
In this inspiring and humorous book, John C. Parkin suggests that saying F**k It is the perfect Western expression of the Eastern spiritual concept of letting go, giving up, and finding real freedom by re...more
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When you say fuck it, you are giving up your tension in whatever you are saying it to, and replacing it with a mind open to whatever happens next. And as your psychological tensions weaken, your physical ones start to disappear too.
However, what John Parkin...more
In some ways I can understand why saying "f**k it" is equated to t...more
The "Fuck it" notion is a simplification and popularization of Eastern (Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist) concepts of non-attachment. The title might imply an...more
Touted as akin to Taoism and other spiritual beliefs, the main premise of the F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way philosophy is letting go. Indeed, there is merit in this i...more
I really like the philosophy behind this book - the idea contained herein is that we need to stop stressing so much over everything ("Am I good enough? Holy enough? Peaceful enough? Loving enough? A good enough spouse, child, parent, employee, person, citizen?") and just say "f--- it" to things that we can't control (and even quite a few things that we can) and learn to relax a little. It's the Total Perspective Vortex of books - you're not important, and you never wil...more
It’s a wonderful and effective life philosophy (for me, anyway), but it’s truly not very complex— it definitely doesn’t require 200+ pages of explana...more
"Fuck it is a most profane way of saying the most profound thing: that when we relax and give in to the simple flow of life, we will experience the ultimate freedom."
Yet another awesome book idea I wish I would have gotten to first...more
The book tells you how ,to say "F**k it!" feels really good at times and that you will be much happier and soooo much more relaxed if you stop bothering about every little thing...so yeah, the book basically repeats the title and expresses it in many many maaaany different ways ,over and over again.
sanırım bu kitap tembellerin eline geçerse durum çok vahim olabilir. bu kitabı sadece kontrol bağımlısı aşırı çalışkan kimselere tavsiye edebilirim...
çünkü; kitabın amacı biraz olsun stresten kurtulmak...
I think may be fatal if this book commes in lazy humans hands.I can recommend this book just only extremely hard-working people who addict for control.
becous; the books aim is to lose a littel bit stress...
The basis of this book is to say that our lives are full of meaning, or misplaced meaning. If we can let go of things (basically say f**k it), we relax and let go of the tension that makes us ill/neurotic/general basket cases.
But it then goes onto say, that if you do that, you'll get everything you want. Your health will be better, more money will come to you and that's the bit I'm struggling with. In a couple of areas there...more
It is well written, funny and very (thought) provoking at times. I wouldn't say I agree with all of it, and some of the more religious points completely lost me (such as...more
Some parts of John Parkinson's book all though straight forward was rather depressing. Other comments outright hilarious. I get what he's saying .. let things go and they come to you an ancient philosophy with an edgy twist.
I do admit laughing out loud to lots of his comments. Women page 147 is great.
I really connected on the discussion of freedom Towards the ending chapters - this quote struck a chord - "that's because any...more
Parkin was writing to the choir here, so while the ideas were not new, nor would they be to many others, they did serve as a reminder and refresher course. The title fe...more
I had already been feeling as though I wanted to live a calmer more care free life, but couldn't find the articulation for the direction my psyche was going. So I stopped looking & then this book came along. It was as though the words were taken right out of my mouth & the person I wanted to be was telling the present me how to live the best life. Not only for me but for my family as well. All Westerners need to read this book!
The book was a great read - i took the summary to be, "fuck it is the movement from tension (in whatever form) to relaxation (in every form) pg. 200. To mainly look at one's life and ask,"what am I stressed/anxious/worried about?" and then having the wisdom to realize when to say, fuck it (or whatever your word/phrase of choice is), take a bre...more
The book is presented in a humourous way, as the title suggests, and is divided into sections (ie relationships, parenting, work etc etc), to give insight on how to overcome the tensions we attach to these everyday things.
A good book for people looking for a way to love themselves a little more, stress a little less, and still have a life they en...more
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So they drift from one thing to another, enjoying some moments and hating others, but never really finding fulfillment or success. (..)
This is why it's hard to lead a successful life (whatever that means to you) when you don't know what you want.”