Ah Grandpa Morgan Freeman. This was a very important scene in one of the greatest films ever created "The Shawshank Redemption." The moment he stopped giving a shit, his life changed forever and for the better. That's what not giving a shit does for you. It removes weight from you and allows you to just live your life. Good or bad.
Not giving a shit is one of the most important and underrated traits a human being can possess. Now of course I'm talking in a realm that doesn't hurt people physically. I don't want people to go out and murder other people and not give a shit. I'm talking about the bullshit we encounter everyday. I fear bullshit because bullshit can ruin my life but once I realized bullshit was here before I was born and it's gonna be here after I'm gone the best thing to do is to not give a shit.
I deal with bullshit every other day. What gets me through everything is not giving a shit. For example I used to get frustrated dealing with women. Whether I slept with them already or not they would annoy the fuck out of me to the point it would drive me crazy. Not anymore. Ever since my last birthday I took an oath to myself to start living my life honestly. I start calling out women I dealt with on their bullshit and being honest and upfront. Does it make me an asshole? Maybe, it depends on the context. Will they stop fucking with me? Maybe, but you know what? I don't give a shit. Why? The world didn't end.
It is seriously damn near impossible for me to have a bad day. Unless someone close to me died. There's no such thing as a good day at work because I hate my job so technically everyday should be a bad day right? Wrong. I don't give a shit. I just get through the hours and go make up for lost time doing something I enjoy. Like writing an article about how fun not giving a shit is!
Look around the world you live in. How many things do you truly think you give a shit about? I had to ask myself this question and I was amazed at all the things I thought I cared for I truly didn't. Here's an exercise I want you to do. Go on any social media you're on. Scroll down the timeline and count the things you give a shit about and be honest. You'll surprise yourself at the things you don't give a shit about.
The month of June was terrible. I lost loved ones. After going through that I finally realized how precious time is. Nothing mattered after seeing my Uncle in a casket or seeing a friend's life senselessly cut short. I didn't care about almost anything and it lit a fire under my ass that I needed. The whole month of July has been so great for me. I got things accomplished. I distanced myself from people, places, and things I didn't give a shit about or wasted my time. It helps me move on to things I feel are important. My mind has never been so free. I've never been happier. I love this feeling.
Love that "I don't give a shit" feeling inside of you. Focus on you. Give a shit on YOUR terms. Watch what happens. Happiness.