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The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove

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Warning: Strong Language The bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, Sarah Knight, outlines her "NotSorry Method" to stop spending time you don't have doing things you don't want to do in her humorous talk. After fifteen years working in New York City's top publishing houses,Sarah Knight struck out on her own. Since then, her essay "I Quit My JobToday (And So Can You!)"- went viral, and her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do", became a bestseller. The escape from corporate life and transformation into an "accidental anti-guru" continued when she and her husband moved to Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Sarah's new book explains how to "Get Your Shit Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do." Sarah graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Alyssa Graves (4 hours ago)
She kinda looks like a cross between lily allen and that one character, tori from white chicks
Alek Sullivan (18 hours ago)
Solid
Phos4us (1 day ago)
I don’t care about a lot of things. Makes things easier.
puddin cup (1 day ago)
Zero f***s given over here. It's truly liberating!
Brett Jobgen (1 day ago)
Way to spread the message of selfishness. You may not want to go to a baby shower or to your coworkers retirement party but supporting other people is part of being a decent human being. Try to consider how bad you would feel if you had a baby shower that no one showed up to because your guests didn't give an F about it. If your creed is to only do things that you want to do, how can that be anything but selfish?
Linde Eneik (1 day ago)
This is nice!
Dick Duquesne (1 day ago)
this is clearly on the way to be one of the best things to ever pop up on the internet
ScorpionMaiden (2 days ago)
Lol I love this!!! Simple and easy to do😊
nekosu (2 days ago)
i dont care about sleeping over the time of when my school bus gets here
Mtekag1 (2 days ago)
Thank you for adding value to my life!
Yolaah1 (3 days ago)
Brilliant.
MsBoxtet (3 days ago)
I don't like the belittling of Marie Kondo. It's not 2 weeks. Years after I followed her method my house is still neat and I made 2k selling what I don't need.
Hell Pumpkin (4 days ago)
I suppose the speaker thinks that by using foul language she is making some kind of impact. What happened to the belief that using language like that is not professional? Is she speaking to a room full of pre-teens who think she’s really cool for using curse words. Also, if you really want to live a truly free life just keep one thing in mind. We are all going to die. We are not here forever. So use your time wisely and be nice to others. Everyday when you wake up know that it may be your last day. How do you want to live it? What is important?
GamingTay Man (6 days ago)
This Girls my mom!
Greg Feil (7 days ago)
In theory, this is just dandy, but the reality is somewhat different. I know because I decided that this was the way to go about fifteen years ago and I still have friendships that haven’t recovered in that time. If I’m going to the trouble and excitement and anticipation of throwing a dinner party and you flat-out tell me you’d rather not come I am likely to be hurt and insulted and it’s possible that I’ll never invite you to anything ever again. So, think twice before doing this because for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Katayoon Pianonavaz (8 days ago)
The point about socializing with colleagues in a sh*ty bar is hilarious. I hate those forced socials just to fake the team spirit. Most of them are nothing but pain: intrusive personal questions, boring personal “ oversharing” stories etc. We are already spending at least 80% of our time at work to give away the remaining 20%, while life is so short. For God’s sake, let’s do baby showers or whatever during lunch breaks (even better, coffee breaks). And sorry, I am not coming to the Easter hang out to hear about your basement renovations and kid camps.
Den Alindayo (8 days ago)
stop caring what people think and be yourself unapologetically. Just be who you are
hazeleyezluv (7 days ago)
Thumbs up for this comment
Uliana Izzat (8 days ago)
Genius
goalposthead79 (9 days ago)
yes you can eliminate some of these things but the speaker comes at this topic from a very luxurious position. the speaker was in a very successful job, quite probably good savings to facilitate lifestyle changes and has multiple options for what they can move on to in life. the things that keep most people stuck in these ruts is lack of higher education and career progression and are stuck in low paid jobs. In many cases they have family who are often dependant on them and even if they dont really want to be doing a lot of things in life that they are doing, they feel a deep obligation to continue them to help the people/family around them. This may include ageing parents, spouse and children, people with severe health conditions, anyone who you care for who is in some way dependant on you and may not be in a position to help themselves. i agree with some of the sentiment but it really isn't as easy as just snapping your fingers.
Katey Henderson (9 days ago)
Wow, this hit f**king home
Feather-Spirit Tarot (9 days ago)
This is great in theory for the little things that annoy you...but for the bigger issues in your life she had a right at the beginning...you would need to walk away.
Surge Kulikov (10 days ago)
Learn to be kind to oneself to know how to be kind to others.
Simona Karova (10 days ago)
How you don’t like Game of Thrones?!
chloe h (4 days ago)
Simona Karova cause idgaf
Areke47 (10 days ago)
why she had to come for GoT though...
Adrian Ables (11 days ago)
boy
brent mistretta (11 days ago)
makes me wanna listen to insane clown possi haha
brent mistretta (11 days ago)
cracks me up lol
Shahrzad Modiri (12 days ago)
This is great. I wish that I knew this 20 years ago. I m 50 years old now and I love saying that No for change ...without feeling guilty ! Thank you 🙏👏👏👍
Kika M (12 days ago)
School is the problem
Emanuel Deluca (13 days ago)
No content at all
twangel mahoney (13 days ago)
You ebeen watching marie kondo
You are so creative lady you're making my mouth water
Okay seriously marry me I don't have any money but whatever credit I can get you've got all that plus whatever I can make in the next 30 days every cent and the next 30 years at least
They're supposedly stronger right and smarter
And she would do it by Leading through example
Okay I'm really starting to like you
Have the scene for liking to get in trouble by getting in trouble using that line
At the first line of what I just heard will you marry me
Paul Anthony Donahue (15 days ago)
You are so uncertain of your own opinion that you have to go out and convert everyone to think like you! -Alan Watts
Sherry Jacob (16 days ago)
Good for you! And, I implemented these strategies long before seeing this video. Putting it into words is *magical!*
Frank Furlacker (16 days ago)
The only thing I care about is being able to end my life.
Theresa floresca (12 days ago)
Frank Furlacker grr
Believe me of my heart (16 days ago)
Best Tedx talk I ever seen.
Endy M (16 days ago)
The title for this lecture is foreign to me I'm a infant to this way of psychology thinking I am all ears
Shane Washington (17 days ago)
This video is amazing and I really love it!! You touched on great topics.
Elaine Peacock (17 days ago)
Was given the book by one of my best friends! Highly recommended.
Angela L (17 days ago)
People laughing every time she says F*** is annoying. It's a very useful word. Not giving a F and being honest has consequences but if you follow your heart only it should set you free if you are brave enough.
Avion Mech (17 days ago)
There are better ways of expressing with the profanity
Queena Swordz (17 days ago)
Lol a lot of people are married right now because they feel guilty saying NO.
Lerato Love (3 days ago)
Really? That's tragic
Jamul Papa (17 days ago)
This doesn’t work when it comes to family only friends and work, because you’ll feel bad when they die unexpectedly 😢😢😢and you’ll regret the time you missed with them.
Duggy Dugg (17 days ago)
Nice luxury that... You will certainly give a f*** when the economy no longer supports the 22 trillion-dollar escalating debt...
Jomo King (18 days ago)
One of the best motivational speeches I have watched in years, it makes perfect sense because we all can relate to her points yet nobody has the guts to admit it like she does.
Dave Ware (18 days ago)
TED talks use to be intellectually stimulating. They have devolved into people that want the attention gained from using profanity repeatedly on stage.
Black Culture Bridge. (18 days ago)
I'm not sure if it's the stomach crumps or the number of times she used the F word to make me sick.
Black Culture Bridge. (18 days ago)
I'm not sure if it's the stomach crumps or the number of times she used the F word to make me sick.
Carmelita Braga (18 days ago)
I loved this speech harder
Eresoup (19 days ago)
Wow thanks for telling me not to do what I don’t want to do
Generic Woman (19 days ago)
Her voice is like a Disney Princess 😍💜
Tonia's Reviews (21 days ago)
So we're just gonna pretend like going to these quote unquote parties or other side activities wont help further someone's career
I like her
Jose Castillo (22 days ago)
Its funny how she tries to make it sound professional.
Sabah Amal (22 days ago)
I won't watch, bad offensive language! 👎🇦🇺
Tammi Purviance (22 days ago)
Beautifully said"
Abhinav Srivastava (22 days ago)
today u say no to someone tomorrow someone will say no to u. then u will realize how it feels. idiots.
ROKlJH UI (23 days ago)
This could be called : "Being selfish is not technically illegal"
Tomas Dickson (23 days ago)
Should have used a better example... One of, if not the MOST popular show in the world...
Amy Uhrin (21 days ago)
Her exact point. Everyone loses their mind over this show. I’ve never seen it and don’t give AF about it either. Great example.
Sienna Dumas (23 days ago)
lol this works until you have kids and have to live for someone besides yourself
Amy Uhrin (21 days ago)
And there it is. You can still use this method.
M Allen (21 days ago)
agreed
Hal Eloi (23 days ago)
i went to church years, until i learned it was not making me happy. I did not like most of the people and the Rev so i just quite going, changed email, and phone # And I feel ten times better and on my path to public speaking on my own.
wam bam thank you mam! (23 days ago)
I love this lady
Mark D (24 days ago)
This 12 minute video is pretty much the summary of the movie Fight Club.
pokermel (24 days ago)
I guess I'm lucky...I've never had a problem saying no.
Mia Treadwell (24 days ago)
Awesome
Bidolla Magzam (25 days ago)
She does not smile when she jokes it kills me lol
Paul D (25 days ago)
Great talk!. I will implement this information tomorrow!
Someone Somewhere (25 days ago)
Isn't this just Mark Manson's book?!
Matt G (25 days ago)
Seems like common sense stuff to me. But I guess common sense isn't so common.
jaymorpheus11 (26 days ago)
The part when someone takes offense when you reject their stuff, the more they act up the deeper you dig into their psyche.
J. LeV (26 days ago)
Sound advice. But what if you hate your job, but need it and don't have the backup funds to move to a Hawaiian island?
Top Notch (28 days ago)
😘😘😘
EL GERMANY (28 days ago)
Its about individualism und absurdness, this and such talk is destroying all humanity values
Yellowhat Dick (29 days ago)
Oh, she gives a f*ck; No f*cks would be sweat pants, no shoes- hair a got'dayum mess and not setting an alarm to catch a plane which will take her to a city where she'll be speaking at TED
Pia Rebel (29 days ago)
Really good message, but how can I differentiate between "Things I don't give a f*ck about" and "Things I'd actually like to do but I'm to scared of doing because it lies out of my comfort zone"? Saying "I don't give a f*ck" would in the second case just be an excuse for not wanting to face my fears. Anybody understand what I mean ?... :/
Nitin Sharma (30 days ago)
Thank You! Next.
Chris R. (30 days ago)
She's horribly irritating.
Jackie H (30 days ago)
I need not to give a f***, I am so unhappy but trap in this life. I am starting not to give a f***. I have to let it go. It so hard. F*** this
elsa bell (30 days ago)
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James Thomas (1 month ago)
What the f*** she talkin about. this blue pill 💊 is for you take it and abused it......
Tejus Wadbudhe (1 month ago)
Thank you
Angelic TroubleMaker (1 month ago)
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Steve Rotter (1 month ago)
AWESOME PRESENTATION! wait, how do i quit and just walk on the beach and play guitar?! how does the money come in?! not being sarcastic, i'm serious.
Ana Cox (28 days ago)
I'm wondering the same, it might only apply to certain income classes. Us poor have to give fucks or starve. Somehow she got a book deal out of this
Jerry Guillaume (1 month ago)
One of the best Ted Talk I have ever watched ❤️
Molly Penn (1 month ago)
I think I have heard this several times already from various speakers over the years. A gimmick speaker, using the f word to gain attention.
Palma Mingozzi (1 month ago)
Yes, that’s what I’m talking about.✌️
Rayster (1 month ago)
This is what I'm doing recently. Spending more of my time and energy on things that only matters! This video resonates with me!
THE Q (1 month ago)
I get it. That’s why I haven’t gone to a company holiday party in years!
Rafael Musacchio (1 month ago)
If I apply this philosophy I would turn obese in less than a month.
Soso Sanchez (1 month ago)
Best video ever something I learned a long time ago
Charlotte Halsall (1 month ago)
If people constantly ask you ‘why do you think that?’ and then tell you why you are wrong and don’t allow you to question them, they don’t respect you. Listen to people that respect your thoughts and your time otherwise you will lose your mind.
Hanna Chambers (1 month ago)
"fewer better fucks" hahahahha
ui - (1 month ago)
Saying no when you want(and need) to say no is speaking the truth and the truth shall set you free
NPC #7125366 (1 month ago)
Boring.

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