“The Rudest Book Ever” is the very first book of Shwetabh Gangwar, the founder of Youtube channel “Mensutra”.
Shwetabh Gangwar is a professional problem solver. He is making videos and solving people’s problems for a long time.
The Rudest Book Ever is giving us some very interesting principles and guidelines to solve our problems.
1. People Are Weird
When we see a puppy, we think it’s cute. When we see a lion, we think it’s dangerous. But, what do we think when we meet people? Some of us think that people are good. Some may say that people are bad. Some may say that people are complicated.
But, all the above mention thinkings will not help us because we are not getting a clear answer. Instead, a better approach is that people are weird. Why? Because when you think people are weird, you stop judging them.
No matter how good you are how helpful you are how hardworking you are, there will always be people who are going to reject you. At that moment you don’t waste your time arguing and judging. You simply walk away because you know people are weird.
Always remember that rejections are part of life. Never take your rejections personally and never hate those people who reject you. Instead, keep working on yourself and keep improving yourself.
2. Choose Satisfaction NOT Happiness
This is my personal favorite point in this book. Most of us don’t know the difference between happiness and satisfaction. When we watch a movie or go for an outing with friends, we felt happy. But these things don’t give us satisfaction. We must understand that satisfaction is the ultimate peace and happiness is a part of it.
Instead of going to the party, you decide to spend that time on your important project and when you complete that project, you got a feeling of satisfaction. This feeling is much more important and long term than the short term happiness you get at a party.
So, always ignore momentarily happiness and choose long term satisfaction.
3. Admire, Never Follow
This is another very powerful message from this book. Many times it happens when we like someone we become their fan. We admire them so much that we don’t expect them to make a mistake. We become blind followers and we fight for them without realizing that they may be wrong and we should not blindly follow them.
No matter whoever your role model is, learn to see them as a normal human being. This way you are leaving room for their errors.
If we like something about someone, we should admire them for that but we should never blindly follow them.
4. Learn How To Think
I’m pretty sure we all have heard phrases like think out of the box, think differently, etc but no one tells us how?
Since childhood when we want to know something, we ask someone for the answer and we take whatever the information we got as the ultimate truth. And now, when information is only one click away we are becoming lazier to use our minds. We only have become intelligent searchers now.
The Rudest Book Ever teaches us that we should always think if this information is relevant for us or not? How we are going to apply it? Should we need to make some adjustments?
Don’t get this point wrong, the author, Shwetabh Gangwar is not saying like stop reading books stop using google. No. Instead, use these things and always ask yourself what do you want what is more relevant and how you can make the best of it.