I recently started reading “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck” by Mark Manson, and it’s really given me a different approach to my thought process. If you couldn’t guess it, the basis of the book is to care less in order to live a happier life. I am totally all for this. At the end of the day, you are the person that you’re living with, remembering memories of and creating a lifestyle that is solely catered to you. As long as you’re a) doing things to make yourself happy, b) content with the person that you’re looking at in the mirror and c) making choices that will further advance you towards your goals and dreams, then why stress over irrelevant, minor details in your overall story?
Don’t get me wrong here, morals and values do go a long way, so you do need to care a little bit; but it’s really about recognizing the importance of what you’re choosing to care about. By maintaining awareness of this, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to lead a much happier and less mentally cluttered lifestyle.