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Preview — F**k It by John C. Parkin
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
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
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
The "Fuck it" notion is a simplification and popularization of Eastern (Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist) concepts of non-attachment. The title might imply an ...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
I seem to have a weakness, or maybe just a yen, for semi-obscenities in book titles. Oh well, as Parkin would say, f**k it!
A very sloppily constructed book, consequently slightly boring to read, chock full of padding and of course a gimmicky title. Actually, in my limited but still extensive experience, books in the spirituality / self-help zone are never exactly unputdownable. In fact I didn't put this one down much mainly because I wanted to squeeze out whatever juice it contained as quickly a ...more
What this book is, is nothing more than journey into one man's rambling thoughts about society and spiritually. It's a constant contradiction - if things don't matter to you, they can't bother you. You can be free if nothing matters to you. While I appreciate this is a spiritual concept that works for many, I actually think a lot of things matter.
I found some of his writing quite offensive. "If you want to s ...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...
This book can basically be summarized by quotes from Tyler Durden in Fight Club (see: http://www.theminimalists.com/fc/) but here are some of my favorite parts:
"Accepting everything, just as it is, is a beautiful state to get to."
...when you lose your desire for something, that's when you start to get it.
What tends to happen is that the more you value yourself the more the rest of the world tends to value you, too.
"To complain about the weather is the most absurd example of not accepti ...more
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
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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.”