The Fucks and How We Give Them (A Manifesto) 06.12.2014
The older I get, the fewer fucks I’m willing to give.
The fucks I have to give are few, finite, and often fleeting. Therefore, I’m careful about those that I give.
There are only so many fucks one can give in a lifetime anyway.
I only want to give my fucks where they can make a difference.
I am strategic with the fucks I give.
I am intentional with the fucks I give.
Most things we encounter in life are not worth our fucks.
Most “news” is designed to trick us into giving our fucks to things that don’t deserve them or where they have no value.
Most “stuff” is designed to trick us into giving a fuck about things that have no true utility.
In fact, many things in our society are purpose build to trick us into giving a fuck where it matters least and serves us even less.
Just because someone tells me I should give a fuck does not mean I should give a fuck.
Just because you give a fuck does not mean I should give a fuck.
Our fucks are our fucks alone to give.
It’s OK for you to give a fuck about something that I don’t give a fuck about.
Where we give our fucks is our own business.
I judge no one based upon where they choose to give their fucks. Frankly, I don’t give a fuck.
Unless, you give a fuck about something that directly harms me. In which case, I will likely give a fuck.
In order to expect anyone to give a fuck about you, you must first give a fuck about yourself.
My giving a fuck about what you think of me is directly connected to how much of a fuck I give about you.
Most ideas we encounter are worth listening to but, then, quickly deciding if they are worth a fuck.
The really important things are worth at least two fucks.
Any time given to whether or not one should give a fuck about something is time well spent. Except, where not giving a fuck should be obvious.
Always appreciate when someone gives a fuck about you. Make sure to thank them for giving a fuck.
The next time you feel yourself getting outraged, stop to ask yourself if you should really, truly, give a fuck about it. You will find that most of the time the answer will be, “No. I don’t give a fuck.”
Our enjoyment of life increases with the less fucks we give.
Giving a fuck about things that are worth it are what make life meaningful.
I do give a fuck about offending people with this message through the profanity with which I’ve chosen to deliver it. But I give more of a fuck about calling it like I see it, telling it straight, and not fucking around.
I give more than a few fucks about the truth (as I see it).
Truth is the perspective you choose to give a fuck about.
And, I give a fuck about sharing this one with you.
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