I n my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference.
During my first big project at Etsy, completely overhauling our Item Reviews system, I was paired with Andrew Morrisonan incredibly talented engineer and now a very good friend. Andy cared a lot about not just the code he wrote, but the product itself - how it was designed, how it worked, how elements on the page lined up together. He never shied away from asking questions about the design directions I proposed, nor about suggesting his own solutions for making the product work.
Have you ever gotten all bent out of shape over something as trivial as which way the toilet paper is facing on the roll? Or why your husband keeps leaving his dirty socks on the floor? If so, I can relate.
No, you read it right the first time. You mean the meme, with the kid holding the balloons and flipping off the others as he floats away? Yeah, I like it.
His website, MarkManson. Over the course of his career, Manson has worked almost every angle the advice industry has to offer. His job is meaningful, highly remunerative, and also flexible, creative, and cool.
I cared too much. About all of the wrong things yet I paid very little mind to the things that should have mattered to me. I spent the better part of my life with it all backwards.
To step outside of the bounds of what you believe is possible and play big at the game of life. But for those of you who are aspiring for greatness, then you might also be very familiar with this personality characteristic that tends to go hand in hand with this pursuit of…happiness, fulfillment, success and accomplishment…. I witness this tendency in so many people I coach, friends who are also aspiring for greatness, and of course, I see it in myself.
Has she learned from them and become a wiser person as a result? Hahaha oh gosh no. This week, our Fuck-Up is joined by special guest Neko Case, who is a wildly talented and successful artist rather than a fuck-up.