Children are interesting. They’re born and then before you know it, they’re already walking and talking.
Once the talking stage begins, their imagination truly comes out which allows them to create stories and use their facial expressions to show just how much they believe in the fairy tales that they narrate.
If you ask them a personal question knowing that the answer could potentially hurt your feelings, they’ll quickly give you an honest and direct response without batting an eye.
Take my niece for example. When she was around 6 or 7 I asked her to look at my teeth and tell me whether or not they were yellow. Without hesitation she said that they were.
I then asked her which specific ones were yellow, and she proceeded to go one by one and point out which teeth in my mouth were yellow.
How’s that for being completely blunt!
We can learn a lot from children, especially when it comes to how little they give a fuck about (or can even understand at certain ages) the repercussions of potentially sensitive subjects.
F the BS: It’s time to learn to not give a fuck
The next time you catch yourself contemplating on how to approach a delicate situation personally, or you find that you feel like you’re walking on eggshells during a sticky scenario at work, pause for a second and think about the potential outcome if you were to say fuck it and tell whoever you’re speaking to how it really is and should be.
If the worst case scenario isn’t too bad, try to be a complete straight-shooter with zero fucks given and see what happens.
Sometimes to succeed and get by in life you have to stand up, be pushy and aggressive and fight hard for what you truly believe deep down is right. Not only can this result in getting what you want out of the situation, but even more so it can attract and accumulate respect.
People who learn to live life as an ethical asshole (one who approaches situations very pragmatically and sternly to ensure they get their way, even if there’s potential to hurt one’s feelings) typically excel and get further ahead in certain aspects of life because they know what they want and they go after it and take it, saying F it to repercussions that don’t necessarily have significant impact.
To wrap it up…
If you really want something in life, and I mean REALLY want it, sometimes you have to stand up for yourself, confront the BS head on (whether it’s internally or externally) and take what’s rightfully yours.
In some cases, NOT doing so can have a major negative impact and trajectory on your life.
Don’t let that happen to yourself, be a dick if you must!
“Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy.” – Mark Manson