A recent survey has shown that 80% of people admit to knowing more about a celebrity’s life than their own mum and dads’.
To mark today’s digital release of the feature documentary THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A #@%! a survey was commissioned to find out how much we care about celebrity news over what really matters.
A poll of 2,000 adults found that half admitted to knowing more about celebrities’ lives than they do their friends’ and 80% said they knew less about the lives of their parents!
Slapping at the Oscars, celebrity queue-jumping, politicians on reality TV shows, Netflix documentaries, libel trials, baby names, couplings, uncouplings and re-couplings… Why do we give a #@%! ?
This, and many other similar questions, are answered in a new documentary THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A #@%!, a film designed to help us become more focused on things in our lives that actually matter.
With over 15 million copies sold, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck! book struck a chord with readers all over the world and now, its no-bullshit, life-changing advice comes to the screen. Backed by both academic research and scatological jokes, THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A #@%! shows us that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade but on learning to stomach lemons.
Commenting on the survey results, Mark Manson said:
“We have a tendency to overestimate what’s popular. We think because a celebrity is famous, what’s going on in their lives must also be important. When really, what’s going on in a celebrity’s life has little to no effect on our own. It’s important this year to refocus on what actually matters to us, and stop using what’s happening to others as a distraction from that.”
Of the 2,000 adults who participated in the poll 31% agree that reading about the lives of celebrities and their antics makes them feel dissatisfied with their own life with 33% revealing that their life would be better if they could better ignore celebrity gossip and social media. With over a third resolving to care less about news and celebrity gossip. Mark Manson agrees that this is a good thing:
“For some people, social media and celebrity gossip can become a sort of addiction where they spend hours each day scrolling through news about them. But focusing on the lives of celebrities is just another distraction from dealing with the struggles and pain in our own lives. Ultimately, when we learn to face our own challenges, we will feel less of a need to vicariously live through the lives of others.”
Whether you couldn’t be #@%!’ed to read the book, or you want a helpful refresher, THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A #@%! reveals a counterintuitive approach to living a good life, designed to make us laugh, think, and grow. Filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, this movie is a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk to remind us that there are only so many things we can give a #@%! about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter.