• Gespräch: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k

  • Fr, 15.03.2019 ab 18:30 Uhr
  • Carl-Schurz-Haus/Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI) Freiburg e.V.
    Eisenbahnstraße 58-62
    79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Gespräch: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k - Carl-Schurz-Haus/Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI) Freiburg e.V. - Freiburg

Reginald Anthony, FreiburgCarl-Schurz-Haus, Bibliothek, Eisenbahnstr. 62For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is thekey to a happy, rich life. “Fk positivity,” Mark Mansonsays. In his wildly popular internet blog, Manson doesn’tsugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is a dose of raw,refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. TheSubtle Art of Not Giving a Fk is his antidote to thecoddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infectedAmerican society and spoiled a generation, rewarding themwith gold medals just for showing up.Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic researchand well-timed poop jokes, that improving our liveshinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, buton learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings areflawed and limited – “not everybody can be extraordinary,there are winners and losers in society, and some of it isnot fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to knowour limitations and accept them. Once we embrace ourfears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running andavoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can beginto find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility,curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.There’s no need to have read the book in order to attend!Eintritt: € 3 / 2 (Studierende) / frei (CSH-Mitglieder)Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch(c) harper collins