Follow these 10 rules and live a life not giving a fuck in your 20's

A guide for college students, or really, anyone in your 20’s to live a fruitful life

I don’t give a fuck. Does that make me psychopathic?

Life fucking sucks

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life — Albert Camus

1. Choose the fucks you give. Think wisely and hold dearly

2. Learn how to say no

You can only say a few “yes”es in life.

3. You are NOT special. You are ordinary. Work to be extraordinary

4. Accept disappointments and overcome meaningful obstacles

The Pursuit of Happiness: this scene always brings me to tears 🥺

The highlights of your life are defined by the troughs not the peaks.

5. Good values are realistic, socially constructive, controllable

  1. What am I feeling now?
  2. Why do I feel this?
  3. Why do I value this as a success/failure? How am I judging myself and others?
  1. Pleasure
  • Pleasure is the product of getting your values right. Abandon hedonism.
  • If you live a life for pleasure, you will live a very miserable life.
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: once basic needs’ fulfilled, happiness does not come from material success.
  • You cannot be always right.
  • If you strive to be right 100%, there will be times when you are wrong and you won’t learn from your mistakes
  • Positivity is bull-shit 💩
  • Life sucks and fucking admit it.
  • Staying positive regardless is to avoid admitting the truth.
  1. Realistic
  • Take life as it is
  • No sugarcoating
  • Value collaboration
  • Good values are not socially destructive or confrontational
  • You have agency over your values
  • You are the one in control of your values. Your values do not control you

Control what you give fucks to. Make your own values. And stick to them.

6. You are ALWAYS WRONG. Reevaluate yourself

Certainty is the enemy of growth

7. When you are not inspired, get to work. Inspiration comes naturally

Do something. Find inspiration. Be motivated. And take actions.

8. You can be successful only when you are willing to fail and have failed already

Your success is measured by how many times you failed. How can you say you are successful if you have never failed?

9. Blame someone else for your pain, but only YOU are RESPONSIBLE to change how you react

You are out in the open. Free-for-all. Can you hold your shit together?

10. You WILL DIE. Live how you want



I review products, strategy and startups. Twitter: @jackchong_jc

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Jack Chong

I review products, strategy and startups. Twitter: @jackchong_jc