The importance of giving no f*cks


I'm off to Alaska for the summer. When you open this email, I'll probably be road tripping through Wyoming. If you've ever spent time in the Anchorage area, I'd love any suggestions on places to see and things to do.

Rock on people. And please, try to give fewer fucks this week.

1. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck"

This is perhaps the most useful (and entertaining) article I've ever read. Thank you Mark Manson.

Image via Mark Manson

The point is, most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given. We give a fuck about the rude gas station attendant who gave us too many nickels. We give a fuck when a show we liked was canceled on TV. We give a fuck when our coworkers don’t bother asking us about our awesome weekend. We give a fuck when it’s raining and we were supposed to go jogging in the morning.

Fucks given everywhere. Strewn about like seeds in mother-fucking spring time. And for what purpose? For what reason? Convenience? Easy comforts? A pat on the fucking back maybe?

This is the problem, my friend.

2. Multitasking is out, monotasking is in

...interruptions as brief as two to three seconds were enough to double the number of errors participants made in an assigned task.


Fear of Missing Out is something we all can relate to. Anxiety-inducing features are literally programmed into our technology.

Anil Dash counters with a post about the Joy of Missing Out (JOMO), which embraces the idea that we should be selective about our attention. Hear him talk about it here.

4. Why should you eat Chobani yogurt?

Because the founder is a good human being.

“I’ve built something I never thought would be such a success, but I cannot think of Chobani being built without all these people,” Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya told the New York Times after handing every single employee shares of the company.

At the $3 billion valuation, the average employee payout would be $150,000. The earliest employees, though, will most likely be given many more shares, possibly worth over $1 million.

5. The Joe Rogan Podcast

I've been loving Joe Rogan's podcast lately. If you've never listened before, check out his interviews with Lance Armstrong and fitness writer Mark Sisson.

Have a great week!


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