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F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way Paperback – July 1, 2010
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This is absolutely one of my very favorite philosophy/lifestyle books. If you're stressed, depressed, apathetic or just generally not pleased with life you must read this book!
I read this during a time of excessive occupational related stress. It helped me realize that I was wasting way too much of my energy with worry and that there really was no reason for it. By reading this book I picked up the "F**k it" attitude, let my stress and worry just drop away, and I felt amazingly better. Having a "F**k it" attitude is the core of this book and it is incredibly freeing.
The title pretty much sums up the main concept of the book, but the book is worth reading in it's entirety as it helps you see areas that you should just say "F**k it" to that you might not think about w/o a little prompting. It helps you realize that there are a multitude of areas in your life where you are essentially a slave to expectations....that of your work, society, your family, even your own expectations, and how everything can be so much easier for you if you just take on a "F**k it - who cares?" type attitude to some extent. You may think "Oh, I could never do that or else this or that terrible thing would happen as a consequence..." Actually though, your world will still go on despite your attitude change, it wont come crashing down. The key difference will be that you will be less stressed and happier all around.Read more ›
"F**k it is a most profane way of saying the most profound thing: that when we relax and give in to the simple flow of life, we will experience the ultimate freedom."
In this book Parkin advises his readers to say "f**k it" to dieting, relationships, illness, money, jobs, parenting, plans and goals, and self-control and discipline. According to him if we can learn to stop trying to control these things we will ultimately end up happier and less depressed if things don't go our way.
I've never been 100% sold on the idea of self-help books. To quote the late great George Carlin, "If you did it yourself, you wouldn't need help. If you buy a book to help you, that's not self-help, that's help!" But Parkin's humorous spin on Eastern spirituality makes this book an interesting read. I agree with some of the ideas outlined in the book, but Parkin's advice wouldn't necessarily work for everyone. For example he asserts that if we say "f**k it" to controling our diet we'll be more likely to eat healthier food because we feel like it, and thus end up losing weight. For someone with a food addiction this is easier said than done.
F**k It is a unique book that's worth checking out, but you may want to take it with a grain of salt. If offers some interesting ideas and some good basic principles, but don't expect it to relate to every aspect of your own life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Boring, redundant, juvenile and he takes too long to make his point. I couldn't even finish it.Published 8 days ago by R. Peterson
Why use so many words to get the message across? The message is not too bad in itself, but it could be more powerful if condensed.Published 11 days ago by Edward Dalmulder
Interesting title and idea but I think the book was a little simplistic. Just my opinion, what doesn't work for some works for others.Published 19 days ago by Kip Derringer
I bought this for my 81 year old Aunt & she loved it! She has already shared it with 2 people so far.Published 21 days ago by Michelle C
Other than the last bit with the Chi Kung exercises, which felt sort of out of place with the rest of the material, I found this very entertaining.Published 1 month ago by Daniel Lurie