“Do yourself a favour, right now, and realise two things: 1. You will keep getting older, and then you will die. 2. Everything that’s ever entered your experience has lasted and will continue to last for only a brief moment in the life of the universe. This is game time, champ. You’re in. You’re in, playing, right now, and the clock is ticking. So stop wondering what it all means and how you’ll possibly ever do X and what people will think, and get on with your life already. Stop being a pussy and go do something amazing.”
– Johnny Truant, The Universe Doesn’t Give A Flying Fuck About You
Ever read a book and thought “what the hell was that” afterwards, but in a good way?
A few nights ago I came across and downloaded “The Universe Doesn’t Give A Flying Fuck About You” by Johnny Truant, mainly because it was free on the Kindle store. I settled in for a read, but it actually only took 10 minutes to get through. 10 minutes of fabulously back-handed motivation
The general premise is that we live in a seriously fucking big universe, and we are seriously small. In the grand scheme of things, we don’t matter to anyone – not to the person around the corner and certainly not to the universe. So it’s time to stop holding back and feeling like the universe will crash down around you if you screw up – you’re the only one who’s going to make your life amazing, so get out there and do it before it’s too late. But Truant says it much better – with more tough love and more quote-worthy one-liners.
It’s not literary or psychological genius, and if you don’t like being called a pussy or having your own insignificance made obvious, it’s probably not for you. But it’s free and takes ten minutes of your time – definitely one of the best value reality checks you’ll find. And it’s so god-damned quotable… did I say that already?
Download it on your Kindle or click here for the PDF and please let me know what you think!