I have pretty mixed feelings about this book. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was entertaining. There were both laugh-out-loud moments and light bulb moments. It made me realize how many things I care deeply about that I really shouldn't. It made me think about my priorities. But it also felt a little... smug.
The message is clear and important: care about important things and stop stressing about things that don't matter.
It's not a revolutionary idea, but I think it's an idea that needs to be said. The internet has changed how we care about things. We know more about more, for sure. We can google the answer to any question, we can find out anything about anyone on social media, but is that really helping us? With all this access to information we've come to care a little about a lot of things that matter and care a lot about things that don't matter.
My issue with this book is Manson's tone. He comes off smug and some of his examples are... not exactly timely. The one example that bothered me most had to do with women, false memories, and rape. The whole chapter (really, the whole book) comes off in a strong "entitled white male" tone and I didn't care for it.
Perhaps another author will take a stab at this idea. Because the idea is good. The idea is great. But the execution was lacking.
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