The Subtle Art Of Giving A F*ck
The other day, my friend, niki_fitness, a fitness instructor explains how she doesn’t give a F*ck about what people have to say about her. I admire her for the same fact that she is a strong independent woman & does what she thinks is right for her.
But this got me thinking, I am what I am today because I gave a Fu*k about what people thought about me.
Let me explain!
Fat to Fit
Going back to my childhood, I was humiliated all my life for being the chubbiest kid in the school.
Shopping for my clothes was a nightmare.
After my High School, I decided that I couldn’t live the life of an obese kid anymore. I couldn’t stand another comment on my personality. I started waking up at 5 am in the morning for my martial arts class and I would hit the gym right after college. I made a lot of changes in my diet.
In just a couple of years, I transformed from being a Fat Kid to a Fit Kid.
If it wasn’t for my haters I would have still been an obese fuck.
Introvert to Extrovert
I personally was a very quite child with very less number of friends. Being fat and not able to be good at sports weren’t helping my social life either.
I always used to hear aunties saying my mom, your son should make more friends, talk more, etc.
One day I met a distant uncle of mine in a village and was baffled to see how he knew everyone in the village and spoke to every single person who came across our way.
My mom said, some people are gifted, but I didn’t believe her.
I started reading books like, ‘How To Make Friends And Influence People’, ’72 Ways To Talk To Anyone’. Started putting myself in uncomfortable situations by surrounding
Now I am proud of my ability to go to a room full of 100 strangers and make friends with all of them and stand out of the crowd.
It was not a gifted talent but rather just persuasion and practice.
A Disappointment to An Influencer
It is quite common for a child in India to be always compared to other children in the neighborhood, cousins or in that matter any children who appears on TV or newspaper.
As every Indian child, I was also compared constantly with the children who could sing and dance on TV or good at playing cricket.
I always questioned myself, does being talented mean being good at these three Indian obsessed qualities??
So I took a different approach than most of the people around me.
I, B.K at 25 years of age, am a traveler, adventurer (scuba diver, skydiver, hiker, surfer, skier etc.), martial artist (Karate, Kick Boxing, MMA), leader, upcoming Blogger, video maker
It makes me feel very happy when strangers come up to me to appreciate my work and envy my lifestyle. I’m constantly requested for help either in travel or how I do what I do.
On the Contrary
I’m what I’m today because I gave a shit about what people thought about me and changed myself to be a better person.
On the other hand, when I decide to do a task I don’t give a damn about what the world thinks about me.
No comments, no
So I Wonder!!
So I’m asking you, is giving a Fu*k about others is something you should totally avoid?
Or does it have any positive impact on your life?
Let me know in the comments below!