The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove

The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove

Warning: Strong Language

The bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, Sarah Knight, outlines her “NotSorry Method” to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do in her
humorous talk.

After fifteen years working in New York City’s top publishing houses,Sarah Knight struck out on her own. Since then, her essay “I Quit My JobToday (And So Can You!)”- went viral, and her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do”, became a bestseller. The escape from corporate life and transformation into an “accidental anti-guru” continued when she and her husband moved to Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Sarah’s new book explains how to “Get Your Shit Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do.” Sarah graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from
Harvard University.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  1. Delisle4
    Delisle4 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This is exactly what I needed to hear. It would have been nice to hear this 15 years ago, but nevertheless. …….no fucks given anymore .

    Thank you Ms. Knight.

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  2. Liza Colton
    Liza Colton 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    One of the best vid on YOUTUBE!

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  3. videoschmo
    videoschmo 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Short version: don't do things you don't want to do and don't feel bad about it.

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  4. Kevin
    Kevin 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Me at work
    Boss : Wanna work Sunday"?
    Me : No, The Patriots are playing
    Boss : "Oh ok"

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  5. Upward Gaming
    Upward Gaming 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Why does it feel like she's trying to sell me something?

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  6. slammerton
    slammerton 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    She is so sexy everytime she says fcks. 🙂

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  7. TheLucidDreamer
    TheLucidDreamer 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    people like this deserve punishment.

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  8. Altay Badirov
    Altay Badirov 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This is horrible.

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    CALLAHAN WELSH 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Umm, it is NOT strong language, but rather, adult language, and if you are offended by adult language that has been invented by mankind, then you have no business being an adult.

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  10. Tommy Truong
    Tommy Truong 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Saying no can be uncomfortable but liberating.

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  11. Monique Quigley
    Monique Quigley 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Why is she bashing that other authors book

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  12. Anthony Martins
    Anthony Martins 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    So, there's an amazing side effect to this philosophy.

    Since I've been really conscious about where I put my energy, when I end up being the one who falls off someone's list… I'm still disappointed, sad, mad and all those things, but I seem to take it less personally and move through those feelings more quickly.

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  13. Linny Crocus
    Linny Crocus 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This reeks of privilege.

    I'm so tired of these "I quit my life and moved to an island and you can too" speeches

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  14. Fantastic Walter
    Fantastic Walter 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    My favorite Talk. I am always worried about other's thinking.

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  15. Zieniu07
    Zieniu07 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    pierdolenie o szopenie, ludzie to interpretuja na roznorakie sposoby i pozniej wychodza kwasy bo ludzie nie potrafia inteerpretowac takich przemow…

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  16. Jeff-66 FL
    Jeff-66 FL 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This TED talk is what 40+ year olds already know 🙂

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  17. Betty Boop
    Betty Boop 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This made me give a fnck.

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  18. Ali Hussain
    Ali Hussain 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Seems like common sense…

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  19. Judy B
    Judy B 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Agree with C Ross!! I've gotten closer to the goal as I get older ('life is too short to…'), but you present it brilliantly! Thank you.

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  20. Persona Non Grata
    Persona Non Grata 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    as someone who has actually read "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up", this is HILARIOUS xD. But really, great practical advice. The best type of decluttering is mental decluttering, although I will say decluttering your life in the physical and digital world, helps give you more space and time to declutter mentally. thank you, Sarah Knight!!!

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  21. Groundbreak Games
    Groundbreak Games 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    how to be a narcissist…. 101

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  22. Angela Badilla
    Angela Badilla 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    this is the cutest ted talk ever 😂😂😂

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  23. Gg Grace
    Gg Grace 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Amazing talk. Loved it, but it's quite individualistic. How could this be applied to those who live or have come from a more collectivist society? Not saying that it can't, just genuinely interested in how.

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  24. TheRealJacob98
    TheRealJacob98 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Amen, girl! This is SO the truth!

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  25. Star Davis
    Star Davis 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Absolutely LOVED tjis TedTalks!!!!

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  26. Count D
    Count D 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This chunk of magic should see you straight through to unemployment, isolation and death. How magical!

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  27. Clara Nencu
    Clara Nencu 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Best thing I watched today. Good advice, thanks

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  28. Styx62 Ga
    Styx62 Ga 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    I wanna give Sarah my fucks often

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  29. Jami
    Jami 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    I like it.

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  30. Lewis Mahon
    Lewis Mahon 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    This is the female version of myself, big loves 😛

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  31. violett star
    violett star 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    best job I ever had
    ..I acted like Peter from office space…I did my work perfect…but had his attitude

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  32. Shaunte Denee
    Shaunte Denee 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    Zero Fucks were given 🚫🚫🚫🚫

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  33. fitAlittlebit
    fitAlittlebit 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    one day I just woke up. idgaf. stop loading your b.s. on me. I'm free.

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  34. Rock And/Or Roll
    Rock And/Or Roll 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    A self serving life. Ask Sarah's friends and family if they like her method. Don't think that matters? Try it for a lifetime.

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  35. Sonja Dawn
    Sonja Dawn 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    For me, it was realising my mental health mattered more than anything because without it, I had nothing.

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  36. Sassy Blue
    Sassy Blue 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    have you ever heard of the Holy Bible? Go find one ASAP cause you need it. wish I was standing behind you on judgement day…..cause saying "I don't give a F*ck" won't get you anywhere but HELL. Oh yeah…..p.s. and you finding this funny to teach others to send them straight to hell also only makes the flames hotter for you. rethink your actions and repent. May God bless your soul. I'm praying for you.

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  37. Diana Ramirez
    Diana Ramirez 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    I Love it!Be Honest & start living the life you want.

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  38. auho ώχο
    auho ώχο 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    eisai thea

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  39. Leslie D
    Leslie D 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    She's a GENIUS!!!! Priceless advise given towards a more stress-free life. Just brilliant!!!

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  40. Gin Amber
    Gin Amber 19 June, 2017, 20:31

    she's cool I love her 😘😘😘

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