The power of positive thinking might be overrated, at least according to Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Manson’s argument is that improving our day to day lives is less about smiling through our fears and faults, and more about learning to become better at handling adversity. Told through a lens of humor, it’s sometimes profane yet often thought-provoking and might serve as the ideal alternative to a spoiled generation and a society that is quick to apply deodorant to a problem that needs a thorough cleaning.