Important Notice: This post is the second post of an interesting series titled “The Act Of Not Giving A Fuck.” Before reading this post, I advise you visit my blog “Anna’s Styles” for a comprehensive introduction of this post. This is very important if you would like to understand or follow this series. To avoid misconceptions, please read the purpose and point of making this post. Now, you may continue.
DONT TRY>Subtlety #2
To Not Give A Fuck About Something, You Must First Give A Fuck About Something More important Than That Something. Imagine you’re at a grocery store and you watch an elderly lady scream at the cashier, berating him for not accepting her thirty cent coupon. Why does this lady give a fuck? It’s just thirty cents.
I’ll Fucking Tell You Why. That lady probably doesn’t have anything better to do with her days than to sit at home cutting out coupons. She’s old and lonely. Her kids are d*ckheads and never visit. She hasn’t had s*x in over thirty years. She can’t fart without extreme lower back pain. Her pension is on it’s fast legs, and she’s probably going to die in a diaper thinking she’s in Candy Land. So she snips coupons. That’s all she’s got. It’s her and her damn coupons. It’s all she can give a fuck about because there is nothing else to give a fuck about.
And When The Fucking pimply- faced seventeen year old cashier refuses to accept one of them, when he defends his cash registers purity the way knight’s defend maidens virginity, you can bet Granny is going to erupt. Eighty years of fucks will rain down all at once, like a fiery hailstorm of “Back in my day” and “People used to show more respect stories.”
The Fucking Problem with people who hand out fucks like ice cream at a goddamn summer camp is that they don’t have anything more fuck-worthy to dedicate their fucks to. If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you— your ex-boyfriend’s new Instagram picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another two-for -one sale on hand sanitizers— chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem. Not the hand sanitizer. Not the TV remote.
The Fucked Up Truth is that when a person has no problems, the mind automatically finds a way to invent some. I think what most people especially educated, pampered middle class white people consider “life problems” are really just side effects of not having anything more important to worry about. It then follows that finding something important and meaningful in your life is perhaps the most productive use of your time and energy. Because if you don’t find that meaningful something, your fuck will be given to meaningless and frivolous causes.
So Shut The Fuck Up.
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