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F--k It

The Ultimate Spiritual Way
Narrated by: John Parkin
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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F--k It has taken the world by storm, helping countless people to let go, stop struggling, and finally do what they want; to ignore what everyone else is telling them and go their own way. This now classic book has been updated with inspirational new material from John C. Parkin. For the first time in audio, John shares his irreverent but important wisdom with the world.

In this inspiring and humorous book, John suggests that saying F--k It is the perfect Western expression of the Eastern spiritual ideas of letting go, giving up, and finding real freedom by realising that things don't matter so much (if at all). It's a spiritual way that doesn't require chanting, meditating, wearing sandals or eating pulses. And it's the very power of this modern-day profanity that makes it perfect for shaking us Westerners out of the stress and anxiety that dominate our meaning-full lives. So, find out how to say F--k It It to all your problems and concerns. Say F--k It to all the 'shoulds' in your life and finally do what you want to do, no matter what other people think.

©2014 Hay House UK Ltd (P)2014 Hay House UK Ltd

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Dangerous Nonsense

I usually have quite a patience for books that I’m not enjoying. I finish almost all books that I start, because sometimes the message can only be fully understood if the whole piece is perceived. I get this because I read a lot of non-fiction, which can be quite dry and un-stimulating but nevertheless have great value as pieces of information.

F**K IT is detached from any such value. In the case of this book, I do not need to finish it to understand its full message. John Perkins is a terribly uniformed and ignorant person that asserts opinions with the pretence of authority. His writing is riddled with logical fallacies and he has clearly cherry picked information to suit his own needs – to sell BS to people.

The f**k it sentiment has value in it’s own right but his take on it is so far separated from reality that it’s quack “Alternative” advice disguised as credible help.

John Parkin has no legitimate authority in this area. He takes a lot of very clever people’s ideas and tries to pass them off as his own, while also not explaining them in a way that would do such ideas justice. He is certainly not a psychologist, yet makes some large generalising statements and advice that in fact have a large capacity to be very dangerous; he is no nutritionist yet makes, again, dangerous statements; he is no doctor, but has uninformed opinions about how they work and gives harmful advice advocating “alternative medicine” (I think you’re starting to see a pattern here); he is no philosopher, yet makes a catastrophic attempt at philosophical arguments; he is no physicist but has the audacity to interpret “energy” with his frivolous, uneducated brain; and so on and so on. In spite of this, there are four things that he actually is – a thief, a quack, a lunatic, and a moron.

If you have any interest in this narrative there are far more deserving authors for whom you could part from your money with. Authors that coherently explain the principles of their theories, that have original ideas and don’t steal others’ without acknowledgement, that don’t cherry pick to suit their own needs, and describe fully the implications of their theories.

F**K it on the other hand is a congealed sludge of nonsense and after just over half the book I thought “F**k it” life is too short for this.

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  • TheZee
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  • 16-10-17

The Most Powerful Book I Have Ever Read

When I heard John speak at this year's Hay House Summit about the subject matter of his book, I was gripped by the sheer profundity of the profane and listened with intent. Not being one to swear l naturally gravitated to John's voice and motive.

This book really freed me from religious self-limitations that have blocked me. I will always keep listening to this book. In fact, I am buying a hard copy version to feast on in black and white. I recommend this book to those who are ready to mind blown.

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Unnecessary padding

Far too much waffle from Parkin, in an attempt to humour and 'lighten' the tone of the book.
Basic concept of "F--k It" attitude is good, but it was so annoying and distracting when he goes off on a tangent, in trying (too hard) to be funny, yet maintains a very monotonous tone in his voice.
Disappointing to sat the least.

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Brilliant !

Love this Audio book it really cheers me up to think things don't really matter , its a great listen x

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Life changer

I’ve over 100 books on my phone . I don’t review them all but this one certainly deserves it. I’d certainly place it in my top 5.
Down to earth and easy to follow with humour in appropriate places .
5 stars from me.

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Reassuring advice - Worthy of a listen

We can't help those who don't want help and cannot teach those who do not wish to learn... F**k it, really is the ultimate spiritual way to live alongside people harbouring ignorance, it was reassuring to hear it from another person. We have to learn to say F**k it and move on and F**k it and just do it! But if you care too much, You're F**ked! So I suggest listening to this audio book and learn how to do it the right way.

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relax, listen, do, relax

great little read, brilliant big ideas, relax, listen, understand, relax and practice. oh and relax once more

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Difficult in my opinion

This book was very hard to finish I really struggled with it and I usually have great patience to sit through to see the bigger picture but I did not agree with a lot of what was being said. I myself being a very relaxed person found my self being irritated by outlandish notions. I really am sorry to say I couldn't enjoy this book no matter how hard I tried.

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Learn to say F*ckit

Such an easy concept yes we struggle so much to just f*ckit.

Narrater/author made it easy to listen to. I've recommended this book to a few of my friends that are quite stressed and they found it helpful too.

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Good For...

Just my opinion so take with a pinch of salt. Good book for "people pleasers" and people who want out of an unhealthy relationship (mental abuse)
Presents some good ideas.
Last chapter focuses on Qi (Chi) Gong philosophy and application without learning the movements. I can't say I did the exercises myself.
Useful ideas!!!!

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  • Adam
  • 02-06-19

F**k it, why do a review?

Fun fact: you need at least 15 words to do a review. I bet you counted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-19

Brilliant...but not for everyone!

BUY IT.
Amazing approach to life.
Good points, but personally its not a life style .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-19

A simple way to un-f**k your life.

The F**k it method is a simple and great way to un-f**k your life, and when the author claims it’s the ultimate spiritual way he might even be right.
Don’t just read (or listen) to this book but do the simple as f**k exercises and follow some of the suggestions. You might end up in a far better place than you are at the moment. And that’s all there is really, life, a series of moments. Just f**k it, you’ll probably be glad you did.

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  • David
  • 25-11-18

Some really negative, selfish, not so spiritual material.

“F it, he says, worship the devil”This guy is spiritually sick. “F it, drink during the day”, tons of self centered advice on being a bad person. This book is not cool, I can’t believe this guy considers himself a teacher.

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  • jer
  • 29-08-18

f-it

this definitely picks up where Tao and Zen left off. it's a great use of original ideas and more than just self-help. to use a zen adage a Monk falls down in the snow and cries out for help, another Monk passes by and throws himself down in the snow and the first Monk then picks himself up and keeps walking. this book helps you realize you are the first Monk even as you're lying in the snow

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  • Robyn Traci Lang
  • 06-08-19

Life-Changing Material

Life-changing material presented in an entertaining way that will keep your attention until the very end. Love the author's voice and delivery. This book has the potential to change the entire world for the better!

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  • Josh Of All Trades
  • 02-07-18

helpful and fun

I profane way to help with Modern Life I enjoyed it thoroughly if you're struggling with your day today it's a great way to learn to let the little things go

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  • Ines
  • 26-01-18

Excellent book

This book is kind of life-changing. Excellent!! Worth buying and worth time listening :)
Highly recommended.

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  • Andy
  • 15-12-17

simply incredible

I wish this could be listened to buy each and every person. I loved this book.

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  • Jeffrey Smith
  • 19-11-17

Rest, be Jolly, F**k It!

Stressed? Confused? Overwhelmed? Here's a guide, an opportunity, to free yourself from your everyday hindrances.