On April 22nd, the PhD SSN Book Club had its very first virtual session where we discussed The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. Opinions about the book were quite mixed, but overall most readers took something away from it, although everybody agreed it wasn’t rocket-science and tended to be repetitive. Overall, we thought Manson gave some good advice, although the way he conveyed his ideas didn’t sit well with everyone.
It was great to hear everyone’s opinion of the book and to get a discussion going on Manson’s main ideas such as his critiscism of the constant pursuit of happiness and avoidance of pain preached by most self-help books and the difference between being responsible for something and being to blame for it.
Thank you to those who joined, and if you would like to be part of our next virtual session at the end of May, please let us know on our social medias or by email at Phdfirstname.lastname@example.org.