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Day 289: [Parental warning] To give a fuck or not…that is the question

Updated: Jan 8, 2022


A former co-worker and long-time friend sent me a Facebook link to one of the most amazing articles I’ve read in a long time.  

It wasn’t something written by Rumi…or Deepak…or The Dalai Lama, even though I truly love all of them more than words.  

No, it was written by someone I’ve never heard of and used language most don’t want to, but it was perfect for how I’ve been feeling since the start of this new year.  So rather than paraphrase or use his blog as motivation to write my own, I’m going to simply share a link direct to his words.

He says it best….so well, in fact, my heart wishes it could have written such an eloquent blog.  But alas, I did not…could not…would not.  And why not?

Because I still give a fuck about the wrong things.

There’s still a part of me that cares what people think…even people that don’t know me.  And I care because I don’t truly…not 100%…know myself yet.  I’m still working to figure all that out.

I can say, though, that the closer I get to the real me, the less I give a fuck about what people think.  The less time I spend worrying about the mundane…the trivial…the unnecessary aspects of my life.  The closer I get to that gooey, true, whole center, the less you or anyone around you bothers me.  I’m working to discern what really matters…what is truly worthy of giving a fuck.

So with that, I leave you to enjoy the inspiring words of Mark Mason.

Thanks Odie (and Mark Mason)!

PS:  I think we should start a movement called “Out of Fucks Friday”.  Who’s with me??


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