Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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Category: blog | Tags: #thoughts #mindfulness

Edited Sep 02 2023: Vy pointed out the response should be “so what” rather than “then what”. I agree this is more accurate and have updated the article accordingly.

Today I came across a Youtube video called “The miracle of not giving a fuck”, in which JV, the author of the video, covers the topic in a humorous but enlighting way about how to not let other people’s judgment affect us in negative ways. I am not sure whether this is an original idea. Still, his point is that the response we should give to any negative statement towards us is “So what?”. I think this can even apply to our thoughts, such as self doubts or self reflections.

I’m writing this down to remind myself to apply this phrase in my life. Here are a few examples:

Self doubts

Self reflections

Vy has been feeling stressful about work today, so I shared this with her, hoping it will cheer her up. She seemed to like it. It’s easier said than done for the things I mentioned above, but with practice we can do it. I know we can, just like how we are able to run a half marathon now.

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