The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Mark Manson
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Manson believes he was fortunate to have graduated college in 2007, just in time for the Great Recession when it was extremely difficult to get a job. Manson believes he was fortunate "because I entered the adult world already a failure" (146). Because of the financial climate, Manson felt there was no real risk in starting an internet business since, if it failed, he would be no worse off than when he began. Furthermore, because failure is a relative concept based on one's personal values and metrics, for Manson not to pursue his own projects "became the failure," not a lack of money or formal career (149).

Manson then writes about the artist Pablo Picasso who, after spending a mere two minutes drawing a sketch on a napkin, asserted that it in fact took him "over sixty years to draw this" (150). Thus, improvement and skill in based...

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