Perhaps unfortunately titled for a family audience. Done for impact? – Still, the message is very powerful. Many books tend to reinforce or crystallise the ideas that I have read elsewhere, discussed or intuitively felt. This book was not like that, it has challenged me in line with my prescribed contrarian approach. I know I don’t have to agree with all of it. Still, I am best served looking for alternative viewpoints to enhance my own, not reinforce or confirm what I already know and believe to be true.
I listened to this book in Audible. I must say that I enjoyed most of the first few chapters, but then after the first 6 or 7 chapters (out of 9), the book feels redundant. For a "self-help" book, this is better than the rest of them. If you gave me a choice to choose a book that will help me become a better person, I would suggest for you to read this book second, right after reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations.<br/><br/>"Seek the truth, and you'll find me there."
In this surprisingly philosophical read, Manson brings readers closer to reality and living a quality life with his raw, honest perspective on embracing our limitations, challenges, and uncertainties. He discusses a number of powerful distinctions, including the value of embracing the negative, taking responsibility for your response to every situation regardless of fault, and prioritizing and measuring your values.
The book sums up pretty much what we all already know. A light read and would highly recommend it for the ambitious young men and women of this world who are struggling to find their feet in a professional world.