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

  • Published on Apr 12, 2017
  • 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

Comments • 4 251

  • Amanda Steyn
    Amanda Steyn 43 minutes ago

    So loud and clear!

  • DreamWoman Angelina
    DreamWoman Angelina 2 hours ago

    I live my entire life with this "Give no F's energy "
    I have mastered it and I enjoy living in it.
    Focus your energy only on what you want to expand.

  • LoveWarrior1111
    LoveWarrior1111 2 days ago +1

    Lmao, I Love it!!! Best TEDtalk ever!!! Hilarious yes, but gets the point across so freaking well...we all would be better off following her advice...less stress, more joy! 🙌🌟💗

  • Adriana Tosta Garcia

    I watched this at the best time 👌🏽 great video 😁

  • BiohazardBeauty
    BiohazardBeauty 5 days ago

    She just wanted to flip marie Kondo off with this one lol

  • The Chrononaut’s Wifey

    Clear it the Annoy to make room for the Joy!! BRILLIANT

  • The Chrononaut’s Wifey

    I’m here because of “Calm the F*** Down”

  • cv 67
    cv 67 5 days ago

    Freedom is not caring what other people think.

  • Y K
    Y K 6 days ago

    tysm , loved it

  • Methodic L
    Methodic L 6 days ago

    Just think of it like this. Your going to stop lying to people.
    My son has always had the best response. "No thank you". How could you be mad when it's said so nicely.

  • Rashpal Bhatti
    Rashpal Bhatti 8 days ago

    It's you whoms matter most

  • Mahmud Mohammad
    Mahmud Mohammad 8 days ago

    All she talking is respect your boundaries respect what you value

  • Kev G H
    Kev G H 8 days ago +1

    Ted talks always have a cult-ish feel to them.

  • Brett C
    Brett C 9 days ago

    Wow this woman is a mental patient. I’ve never given fucks my entire life sounds like she’s been living like a fake person most of hers

  • Evodia Mantjie
    Evodia Mantjie 12 days ago

    This video is life changing i love this video this is the best video ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Jimini
    Jimini 13 days ago

    TED talks made me stop giving a F.

  • wahnano
    wahnano 13 days ago


  • Martin Bradley
    Martin Bradley 13 days ago

    Brilliant - love this!

  • Jack Linko
    Jack Linko 13 days ago +8

    When she said “that’s just the tip of the fuckberg” I lost it

  • TAI Pilot
    TAI Pilot 14 days ago +1

    12:14 she instantly heads back to the tropical island

  • Tim C
    Tim C 14 days ago

    Just what the the world needs, more people who don't care. If you want to see where this leads to, look at Trump. She should've cared about her appearance before she got in front of a camera.

  • cass c
    cass c 14 days ago

    I did this with people when I was pregnant - it reduced unnecessary stress and literally helped me transition into a new stage of my life. Setting boundaries and prioritizing your mental health is SO important.
    Ps: I really enjoy the amount of swearing in this Ted.

  • The Q!
    The Q! 14 days ago

    I stopped giving F*cks when I read Mark Manson's book "the subtle art of not giving a F*ck"

  • Ankit
    Ankit 15 days ago

    So should I watch GOT or not??

  • Jokili Jokili
    Jokili Jokili 16 days ago

    God give us to fxxx

  • Wizzy K
    Wizzy K 16 days ago

    I literally just use this and said nope not doing it to something I would have done without hesitation. Thank you 2020 will be a new me

  • A S
    A S 16 days ago

    She's way behind. I started doing this a long time ago 🙎🏻‍♀️🖕🏻

  • Alan Mathew
    Alan Mathew 16 days ago

    Well I don't give a f**k about this video...!

  • Adriana Hasten
    Adriana Hasten 18 days ago

    You got paid for this? That’s so sad

  • Colleen Anne Johnston
    Colleen Anne Johnston 19 days ago +1

    I’m sorry but watching tv by yourself over being with people who want to spend time with you is a sad choice. People and relationships are important. You’re not the center of the universe

  • Opulence Luxury
    Opulence Luxury 20 days ago

    Sounds like she needs a boyfriend. And don't lie about Game of Thrones honey, we know you watch the show.

  • michelle logreco
    michelle logreco 20 days ago

    Bravo 🙏🏻💕

  • Pearl of YAHUAH
    Pearl of YAHUAH 20 days ago

    2020 GOALS!!!

  • XxMegxX123
    XxMegxX123 20 days ago +2

    I hate my job. It makes me want to claw my own eyeballs out, dip them in marmite, set them on fire, rub them on a goats back, pick off the hair, slap them with a parsnip, tie them to a duck and chase the duck 🦆 and then place them back onto my head and bash my head on an antique dolls house made from asbestos and suede. Ajjdxkvksllrlgkfkskaksjf.

  • snapple147
    snapple147 22 days ago

    I think I’m a little too good at not giving a fu$k 😕😕

  • Chriz Riemers
    Chriz Riemers 22 days ago

    Poor presentation.

  • DJ ReX
    DJ ReX 22 days ago

    I don't give a f*ck about you my maderhoads out there ;)

  • William Allen
    William Allen 23 days ago

    She went full trailer park, could’ve gone with 143 better words but the f bomb is so much more effective when your overall content is lacking.

  • LadyBug
    LadyBug 25 days ago

    Amen sis!!!!!! amen!

  • Kathryn Ruhl
    Kathryn Ruhl 25 days ago

    You have to stop letting energy vampires drain you and give more f's to helping yourself

  • Nicole Merasty
    Nicole Merasty 25 days ago

    Yeah girl

  • Tag Master
    Tag Master 27 days ago +2

    One of my favorite reactions is "that makes it a little too personal for me."

  • nicolas Cailliau
    nicolas Cailliau 28 days ago

    Don’t you think it develops some kind of ego?

  • auq21
    auq21 28 days ago

    It should be that simple but people like to push for an answer after the no and it puts pressure on you again to either reiterate your original answer or change it and of course the guilt trip

  • L’arc En Ciel
    L’arc En Ciel 29 days ago +1

    Love the talk but folks like her who quit jobs cold turkey and move to tropical islands NEVER give us a step by step guide on how to do it if one isn’t financially wealthy and in a position to just up and leave a job. We always hear the beautiful story, the fairytale, but never about how much money it took to survive in the interim or afterwards and how they were able to do it. I’m assuming she wasn’t wealthy to begin with if she was riding the subway for 45 minutes on her way to work. Sounds nice but we need more details.

  • Paula D
    Paula D 29 days ago

    I think this is the best of the TED talks I have seen. And I wish I had learned about this YEARS ago.

  • dede jesus girl
    dede jesus girl 29 days ago

    how could someone talk so much but say so little?

  • dede jesus girl
    dede jesus girl 29 days ago

    wow seriously one of the most pointless tes talks ever

  • Cheryl Wade
    Cheryl Wade Month ago

    This message placed my life in perspective.

  • Sugandha Dogra
    Sugandha Dogra Month ago

    I have learned to say no by being polite ... Its fckng AMAZING !!!

  • Meizu M2 Mini
    Meizu M2 Mini Month ago

    wow, what a shitshow. so obvious, yet wrapped in foul language just to get attention. waste of time.

  • Maria ray
    Maria ray Month ago

    She still looks like she does tho...

  • Maria ray
    Maria ray Month ago

    The magic is to disappear from people like that hahaha

  • Mo
    Mo Month ago +3

    Just realized I already live by this method.

  • KALI News
    KALI News Month ago

    My fucks were taken for granted. No more fucks for you!

  • KALI News
    KALI News Month ago +1

    I have a feeling this video will be on repeat. Needed to hear this.

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  • Person Incognito
    Person Incognito Month ago +1

    I don't get involved in my co-workers drunken parties at holidays, I don't go to the retirements and I don't contribute money to buy presents for them. Why? Not because I'm mean but for a couple different reasons, I work night shift so the people on day shift or afternoon shift I hardly know. When I see them at shift change they just act fake and rude or they are really aggressive and I don't like them so I don't give a f*÷# about any of that stuff.

  • DezinerDave
    DezinerDave Month ago

    Selfish much?


    1:25 💙🧡🔥