Probably the worst sin of the back half of the book is that Manson comes off sounding a like a smug prick.He delves into topics that he has an obviously superficial understanding of at best and then offers up little insight beyond his “feelz”.
Then wade through separating the good (things worth caring about) from the useless, asking yourself each time 'Do I really give a fuck? Anything outside of your control, chuck out immediately.
While Kondo might recommend saying thank each item as you throw it out, Knight advises saying a big, loud "fuck you" as you cross the crap off your list. I know what you're thinking; if I turn down that invitation to my best friend's half-birthday (as in, 31 and a half years old), won't she think I'm an asshole? Knight recommends making it a difference of opinion to avoid hurting their feelings.
A good cop out phrase is 'I have a personal policy against [insert X]'.
Embrace your new-found personal policy against half-birthdays with gusto.
Nine out of 10 times, being honest and polite will serve you well.
I can totally see how Manson’s outlook on life would resonate for his traditional audience, but that’s not me.