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.