Manson begins the book by lamenting the unreasonably high expectations of contemporary culture. Many people's lives are focused solely on achieving the "American Dream." Be the best: richer, more attractive, slimmer, funnier, happier, more admired, and more. It goes on and on. This is typical self-help counsel, and it all concentrates on one thing: what you lack.
Life can be awful at times, and we are powerless to escape it. To truly enjoy life, we must learn how to let go. The secret to leading a fulfilling life is to prioritize only those activities that are consistent with your personal values rather than caring about more things. a no-bullshit strategy for leading a meaningful life that is only focused on your priorities and may not always be happy.