Because giving a shit is so 2000-late.
These three dudes had a pretty good grip on not giving a shit about anything but their dreams, goals and aspirations. Whether right or wrong, is not the point. The point is to stand up for yourself, keep moving and ultimately be comfortable enough in your own decision making to absolutely not give a single fuck what anyone else thinks about you right? Good.
Check out these three quotes and see if they inspire you to kick more ass.
Oscar Wilde was a free spirit. His plays and literature stand the test of time for a reason. This quote speaks to the fact that nobody likes a boring person. If you're careful your entire life you will never ever live to the fullest. Wilde definitely kept a lot of secrets, but in his time on the planet he made an impact that people in 2015 can recognize. And that's pretty badass. He definitely did not give a f**k if people thought he was a certain way. He just did his own thing.
Also, your friends won't want to hang out with you if you act like you're inside a plastic bubble all the time, so stop being so careful!
Alright, the Marquis De Sade is recognized by much of the philosophical and literary world as a renegade, someone who never listened to anyone but himself. He pioneered the idea of "libertine-ism" in literature and politics, creating a hallmark for free thinking, free sexuality and free living. His work largely hinges on duality and the balance between light and dark. It's inspired me a bit to appreciate what can be on the other side of things.
This quote makes me feel better about exploring all parts of myself, and encourages everyone to forget about treading carefully around your mistakes. Recognize them. Learn from them. All light consists of darkness and vice versa. The Marquis De Sade ended up being shamed by society, having rhetorically slapped two kings and a host of other aristocrats. He lived a long life and died in a lunatic asylum at 74...yeah he definitely didn't give a fuck.
Of course my hero shows up. Thompson lived and died on his own terms. Never yielding to anyone but himself. He was often imitated but never duplicated. A true free spirit capable of as much fear and loathing as positivity and heroism. This quote lights a spark in me every time I see it.
It's about adventure, coming to terms with what you have and what you can be. The quote roots itself in reality while still looking up at the sky in a hopeful way. Though many revile Thompson as highly negative, the incredible freedom of this quote can't be ignored. Truth-seeking is always the goal, it just so happens that most things exist in the gray.
Not giving a fuck is a state of mind. If you can follow any of these words you'll achieve that, and honestly live life in a way more comfortable way.You can be sure that as Thompson said, there are other heroes and outlaws waiting at your sides to defend the good stuff and live in a state of constant searching rather than comfortable squareness.
Remember, not giving a fuck can only be empowering if you keep your ambition. Not giving a fuck does not equate with laziness. It equates with freedom.
Yeah. That's right.
What is your favorite quote? Do you feel more ready to take on the world?