Mark Manson On The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Mark Manson On The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck (TSOL) [Melbourne]

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Monday September 18, 2017
6:30 PM


Melbourne Town Hall
90-120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Auslan Interpreter/s

Jodee Mundy & Dave Childs

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Join internationally celebrated blogger and author Mark Manson as he asks us to take an active role in living a better life, with a healthy dose of pessimism.

There are only so many things we can care deeply about. We need to figure out which ones really matter.

We live in a painfully optimistic world, surrounded with a false notion that positive thinking is the key to a rewarding and fulfilling life. The media bombards us with an idyllic and complete picture of life which, albeit a gross exaggeration, gradually creeps into our minds as desirable and even achievable. Over time, we begin to care about an inordinate number of things because we are driven to create the life we believe the world expects of us. What ever happened to a healthy dose of pessimism?

Internationally celebrated blogger and author Mark Manson unapologetically breaks apart the fallacy of unfounded positivity and encourages us, with thought-provoking clarity, that the key to a good life is the understanding that sometimes things are difficult, and we have to learn to live with that.

How do we find better problems to tackle, get better at failure and become more comfortable with the unknown? How do the virtues of pessimism prepare us for the worst, reduce the tension of expectations and protect us from disappointment?

Join Mark Manson and The School of Life to recalibrate our values and learn the virtues of healthy pessimism in taking an active role to live a better life.

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