Since reading “THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A FUCK” by Mark Manson, I’ve been motivated to write again. Its always been a bit of a passion of mine, you know… looking at the world around me and basically judging the shit out of it, calling bullshit on what I see and making up my own mind about what is going on.
Essentially, if no one reads this… I dont give a fuck!
They say you should never discuss religion and politics, but those are two of most intriguing topics in my mind because they are so polarizing and people have such strong opinons. So yeah, this is to say “I am that guy“. I have opinions, they may not be right, they may be completely wrong… but they are mine. This is my outlet to express them.
So a little about myself… Im nearly 40, Im Australian and I’ve seen and done some stuff trying to live a life less ordinary. I was your typical pissed off at the world teenager, a little too obsessed with Orwell’s 1984. I saw social class as a barrier that must be left a smouldering ruin. I wasnt popular, I wasnt very likeable, I had a pretty high opinion of myself and was determined to never be a sheep, blindly following and accepting the status quo.
This parlayed into a major indoctrination to “In Tyler we trust”. I saw myself as a Corporate Space Monkey, accepting that the world as I knew it had turned into a culture of mass consumerist brain washing and we needed to reclaim our place in history by not putting blind faith in what we saw, felt and experienced. We had to do what was right, not what was expected.
I thought this would make me strong and principled…
It made me an asshole!
About 10 years ago I met my now wife. She was equally as damaged as I was but for different reasons. She saw through the asshole and liked me for who I was and what I stood for. A zero bullshit, actually not that bad a guy she fell in love with. I guess this proved to me that life didnt suck, I was worthy of love and I no longer wanted to actively watch the world burn.
It was her recommendation that I read Manson’s book and now I feel like I’ve turned a corner. So yeah, sit back and let me give it to you both barrels!