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By: Mirko Buncic, Creative Strategist, DIRECT MEDIA United Solutions
Meet Mark Manson. I would say a modern-day philosopher, but he prefers that the word Thinker stands at the end of his name.
This is exactly what he does best. He thinks. He thinks soberly about various topics and shares his opinion with the whole world. Hence his second title: Author. Mark is the author of two books. Both having provocative titles, I will share them in the original: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F * ck, and Everything is F * cked: A Book About Hope.
You understand that titles have only one purpose, to attract attention, and his books have attracted the attention of millions of people, so it is not surprising that the NY Times not only sees him as an author, but gives him the title # 1 bestselling author.
Why is Mark so good?
Because he cherishes old values. The real ones. Honest ones. And stands behind them. More specifically, he fights for them. For their survival.
Because he makes the complicated easy. How? By changing the perspective of viewing, and by the analytical way of thinking he marks the facts that lead to the point. And he always spices up the point with an example from history, art, science or religion, and thus engraves it in memory.
“Satisfaction is not the cause of happiness, but rather its consequence.”
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F * ck, p. 89
Mark writes in a language we all understand. And he writes in the first person, so he addresses you directly, which makes reading even more interesting. You will often feel like he has written the chapter just for you and that he has always known you.
“If you feel bad, it is because your brain is telling you that there is a problem that is ignored or unresolved. In other words, negative feelings are a call to action. ”
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F * ck, p. 42
Lastly, I must not forget to mention to you that Mark curses. Although, I believe that you have already understood this, having read the book titles. Don’t let that put you off. What you need to know is that he is by no means vulgar. On the contrary. He uses swearwords moderately and steadily. So it looks as if it was their natural place, and he only uses them to accentuate the point.
But enough about my opinion of Mark and his writing. It’s time to see for yourself, so if you want to read books in English, click on the link: https://amzn.to/2U8yhiM. If you would rather read them in Serbian, here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2w6Og9c
Until books arrive, strait to blog: https://markmanson.net