The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck--science edition!
November 11, 2017 11:05 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to read a book along the lines of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, but something written by someone with professional credentials, like a psychiatrist, psychologist or neuroscientist, that draws upon current research. Any recommendations?
posted by mecran01 to Human Relations (5 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

"How to be miserable: 40 strategies you already use" is awesome.

The author is a psychologist, and has some excellent courses on Udemy. He both writes and presents content beautifully.
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 5:25 PM on November 11, 2017 [2 favorites]

"Get out of your mind and into your life" by Smith and Hayes isn't identical, but is compatible with the idea of not giving a fuck (about anything but what's key to a good life) and written with a similar sense of humour. It's by psychologists and has a continuing emperical basis as well as lots of therapists taking it very seriously.
posted by hotcoroner at 11:07 PM on November 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thank you for these suggestions, they look valuable. I'm also looking at some ACT therapy books that seem to be in the same vein.
posted by mecran01 at 3:17 PM on November 12, 2017

I found a few articles that I thought might be relevant:
- (eek daily mail sorry haha but the article seems okay)
- Paul Bloom also argues that rational compassion is a healthier alternative to empathy

Maybe read up on priorities, perspective, boundaries and why worrying is actually unhelpful for everyone? All those concepts have helped me care (and worry) less about stuff.
posted by Crookshanks_Meow at 2:56 AM on November 17, 2017

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