What does “I don’t give a fuck” mean?
Well, I know it doesn’t mean that you hate the world, it doesn’t mean that you’re an asshole and wish violence on anybody…it doesn’t mean that you don’t care or that you ignore the suffering of others.
It doesn’t mean that you think that you’re perfect or better than any other person—far from it—it means that you recognize your flaws, your failures and disasters and you accept that you are human…the same as the other 7 billion or so on this planet…and are OK with others pointing this out because their opinion makes no difference to you living your life.
Because it is YOUR life.
What it does mean is that you are completely and entirely OK with who you are and that you unconditionally love yourself, that you don’t need external validation…that you don’t need someone other than yourself to tell you that you’re a good person, loving and deserving of love.
It means that you don’t fear judgment.
And it is far from easy to achieve because the entire universe is allied against you for owning your own life. The outside world, external to you, counts on the fact that you fear their judgment, you follow their opinions, you feel like shit because you don’t match the ideal, the magazine cover, the prom queen and king, the successful whatever.
When you say “I don’t give a fuck” you are taking full and complete ownership of your life…with all the heavy, “jaws-music-in-the-background” scary shit attached to that ownership. You are the captain of your ship, you direct it where to go and how fast.
No one else.
Believe. Go. Do.