The Nerd’s Guide to Being Confident, Mark Manson

A 2*

Caution, mild spoilers ahead.

“Being open with your insecurities paradoxically makes you more confident and charismatic around others. The pain of honest confrontation is what generates the greatest trust and respect in your relationships. Suffering through your fears and anxieties is what allows you to build courage and perseverance.”

This book was by far the earliest of the books I read by Mark Manson. And the first one I didn’t like.

What I liked about both The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Everything is Fucked, is the snarky way Mark Manson gives his advises, infused with his own experiences and backed up by the statistical data behind. In The Nerd’s Guide to Being Confident, there was less humor to it, the arguments less developed.

The book itself was much shorter. And maybe that is the reason why there was less complexity to it.

The advises that Mark Manson gives are easy to apply to those who feel that they could get easily be swallowed by the modern world. But the tips given are less useful than those that appeared The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Everything is Fucked.

But one of the most important points and it is mentioned in all Mark Manson’s books is this “You can do this” attitude that never fails and that mark Manson preaches. And I think this is a thing that we forget most of the time. That no matter what others think, no matter what life throws at us, we can do this. We just need a reminder from time to time. Even if it comes in the form of a bad book.

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