Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope
By Mark Manson
Everything is Fcked by Mark Manson sheds light on the question of why so many people in our contemporary society feel so hopeless when we are wealthier, healthier and freer than ever before. Manson presents comprehensive arguments drawn from sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. The book highlights the notion that pain is necessary and why hope can be dangerous. A well-rounded guide to carving out a more meaningful existence.
Here’s what you will learn about in this summary
- Why the world feels like it is getting worse, despite all of the economic and technological advancements our current culture enjoys.
- Why pain is a necessary part of living.
- How to be happy.
- And much more…
We must embrace pain if we seek to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. Pain is a necessary part of our existence, evolution, and eventual elevation.
“Freedom itself demands discomfort.”
“This is the fundamental problem of hope—not an uneducated Thinking Brain, but an uneducated Feeling Brain, a Feeling Brain that has adopted and accepted poor value judgments about itself and the world.”
“by experiencing our hopes, we lose them. We see that our beautiful visions for a perfect future are not so perfect, that our dreams and aspirations are themselves riddled with unexpected flaws and unforeseen sacrifices. Because the only thing that can ever truly destroy a dream is to have it come true.”
THE BIG IDEAS
1. The Uncomfortable Truth: Nothing Really Matters
“Our psyche needs hope to survive the way a fish needs water. Hope is the fuel for our mental engine.”
Manson kicks this party off by sharing an uncomfortable message: human beings are totally insignificant, we are meaningless dots of insignificance in the grand scheme of the Universe.
Your daily routine, your daily tasks, and regular errands are just deliberate attempts to avoid reality, the truth, the uncomfortable truth.
You serve no true purpose, humanity has invented this meaning because, without meaning, we find it impossible to live life.
The question is, what is the point of going to work, or getting out of bed in the morning if nothing really matters?
True, nothing really matters but this is where self-belief becomes vital. Without self-belief, you will certainly feel like an insignificant dot drowning in this vast planet. Despite the fact that nothing really matters, we have hope.
Hope provides motivation, a reason to keep going on a daily basis.
- Self-belief can help you through the difficult times, those times when you feel like the world is caving in on you. Knowing and understanding that you are just one person floating around this vast universe can be a scary thought. Hope requires a sense of control, a belief in your self-value.