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 • 4 137

  • Costeno Salao
    Costeno Salao 8 hours ago

    The problem with saying f*** in an inappropriate setting is that you're cheating. It's a special, potentially powerful word that is supposed to be reserved for rare or intimate occasions. The fact that a priveleged Harvard grad is using it in a room full of other people of privelege is a form of cultural appropriation.

  • 9.5 Zin
    9.5 Zin Day ago


  • Zahra Ajaz
    Zahra Ajaz Day ago

    Omg she’s so funny I love her ahahahaha

  • Jon W
    Jon W 2 days ago

    I remember when TED used to have sophistication and real exciting knowledge to share from professionals. It was said to be elite when it came to seminars. Now we have all this ridiculous mindless dribble from those with double digit IQs... TED is dead. I expect next for TED to blatantly push the most popular political ideology.

  • Priya Nesan
    Priya Nesan 3 days ago

    Ha ha ha......
    Very funny to think about how you all don’t want to go.
    I am here sitting with Autistic child finding ways to get out.
    The grass is always greener on the other side.

  • Faarax Shidan
    Faarax Shidan 3 days ago

    Thank you sarah for encouraging you are inspiration

  • Lisa Thompson
    Lisa Thompson 4 days ago

    This is so good.

  • Philip Murphy
    Philip Murphy 6 days ago

    Prioritize things that are important...WOW, why didn't I think of that?! It's hard to express how little substance or originality there is in this talk.

  • Eddie lee
    Eddie lee 6 days ago

    sounds perfect, but really if we all didn't care we would be like a politician

  • Kaggin Grasso
    Kaggin Grasso 6 days ago

    Didn't a guy already write a book about this....the subtle art of not giving a f@#$

  • Kees Langhout
    Kees Langhout 6 days ago

    I’m going to use this as a way of life! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • D T
    D T 7 days ago

    5k people gave a f*ck

  • den o
    den o 8 days ago +2

    I think the late great George Carlin told this first.

  • Pamela Walker
    Pamela Walker 9 days ago

    I don't give a f*** about this video. Ahhh it worked! 😁

  • I reckon I can build that

    So.....just be a bloke, we've got it covered!

  • squirrelly girl 40
    squirrelly girl 40 11 days ago

    I call thos boundaries. People without them despise people who do. I also find people with rigid ideas of how women are supposed to be nurturing, giving, or erroneously believe enabling is kindness and anything less is mean have a problem with us gals who give 0 fucks.

  • brdprey1
    brdprey1 11 days ago

    And here you have the basic stepping stones to why society has a growing number of narcissists, lonely people, people who are ready to commit suicide because they have no love in their life into the general public of entitlement. Nobody's an army of one that's just a slogan.

    100m Views 13 days ago

    don't you give a f*ck for your husband?

  • Rose Bud
    Rose Bud 13 days ago

    I don't give a F about this foul mouth.

  • yasmin benni
    yasmin benni 14 days ago

    i don’t give a f*ck about this video

  • Sarah Gerster
    Sarah Gerster 14 days ago

    Amazing! Thank you so very much💕

  • Caesar Rodriguez
    Caesar Rodriguez 16 days ago


  • Katrena Shields
    Katrena Shields 16 days ago

    Get off the hamster wheel.

  • T Wilde
    T Wilde 17 days ago


  • DLM Artistry
    DLM Artistry 17 days ago


  • Salman Al Farisi
    Salman Al Farisi 18 days ago

    why do you stay in prison, when the door is open ?

  • sony1607
    sony1607 19 days ago

    fewer, better f***s. lol

  • Tierra Strike
    Tierra Strike 21 day ago

    This was great

  • Hemp Yoda
    Hemp Yoda 22 days ago

    You are late lady. Nazis had already implemented "not giving a F***" when they threw the jews in the camps. Thanks

  • Alpha Goddess
    Alpha Goddess 22 days ago

    I am tickled 😂😂 Love the concept. Thanks for the video 🌹♟️👑✨

  • memo 55
    memo 55 23 days ago

    I don't give a FUDGE.

  • grahamt19781
    grahamt19781 23 days ago

    And then your colleagues start thinking you're an antisocial weirdo and treat you like one... Yeah great advice

  • Wendy L
    Wendy L 24 days ago

    My f*ckbudget is her “joy or annoy” list. OMG. I set that up after reading her book and I’ve saved so many f*cks as a result. Huzzah!

  • Real American Patriots

    AGAIN...Ahhhhhh, another Libtard redefining words and using shock value to feel special.
    You could've made a bigger impact with some class, young "lady".
    God Bless you and yours.
    God Bless our Real American Patriot Brothers and Sisters.
    God Bless America Again.
    The Real American Patriots.

  • Yvette Boheme
    Yvette Boheme 25 days ago +1

    Thank you. This is great information.

  • Carolina T
    Carolina T 27 days ago

    Good advices given.

  • Snapper
    Snapper 28 days ago +2

    So we start giving a f**k about not giving a f**k? Sounds good to me.

  • you tube8
    you tube8 29 days ago

    I have joined the group of those not giving a f**k lol yay

  • you tube8
    you tube8 29 days ago

    Ooh but how much do the meager insignificants love it if you do

  • YourLifeCoach
    YourLifeCoach Month ago +1

    I'm beyond obsessed with this!!!! hahahah

  • Salvatore C.
    Salvatore C. Month ago

    love this girl

  • Saylin yinyang
    Saylin yinyang Month ago +1

    Okay okay okay. I'll come back here whenever people give passive aggressive respones
    Oct 17 2019 ugh my group mate is giving me backhanded comments

  • Mama Said
    Mama Said Month ago

    Oh it’s about thinking. Again. Nice.

  • Tech Tuber 101
    Tech Tuber 101 Month ago

    Groups Of People Think about me and i stand here thinking “damn I got myself a fan club”

  • Rusty Love
    Rusty Love Month ago

    This is the best idea I've ever heard. No fucks given

  • Natan The 6th
    Natan The 6th Month ago +1

    This video and the comment section made my day, thank you

  • Harry Sachs
    Harry Sachs Month ago

    Not bad, Sarah Knight. But George Carlin said it better.

  • Alfredo Tirado
    Alfredo Tirado Month ago +1

    It’s magically delicious.

  • Graham Thomson
    Graham Thomson Month ago

    I know I'm guilty of saying yes at the time to attending an invitation then regretting it because of a lack of instant excuse, So I agree to an extent when life is so short, But if we all did this we would all end up unemployed with no friends, I don't want to go to a friends wedding but to cut the friend off to stay home watching a TV show that's unforgivable and a good way to lose friends and alienate people.

  • MrKWmechanic
    MrKWmechanic Month ago

    Fucken A right

  • Lord Smith
    Lord Smith Month ago

    A breath of fresh air this video. THANKS

  • A Team
    A Team Month ago

    I have a couple of friends who don’t act the way I know them, when hanging out with so called cool friends they know. My wife and I get ignored and cut off in conversation. It’s more fun facing the wall and talking to it. I’m 40 years old and it’s just a big waste of time to be around that. Trying so hard to be cool is partly why the human race doesn’t progress as fast as it could. I actually drove home feeling more empowered because I don’t have this disability of social insecurity.

  • Unbound Energy
    Unbound Energy Month ago

    Say your truth as much possible. Be true to your "soul".

  • Jamie A
    Jamie A Month ago

    Next slide: "No Fault Divorce- How to not give a blank about family, and how to fill your piggy bank with support cash"... (aka, modern women.)

  • NeNeP Pete
    NeNeP Pete Month ago

    This is the best Ted talk I've seen so far!

  • Dodge Ram
    Dodge Ram Month ago

    Old peeps don’t give AF.
    The older ya get the less ya care.
    It’s the “what do I have to lose and why should I care” mentality.
    I practice this, but alas...I do still care quite a bit.

  • Cherrie Dee
    Cherrie Dee Month ago +1 twenty years she makes a new TED TALK, “The Magic of Being Single and Living with Cats!”

  • Tom Woods
    Tom Woods Month ago

    Thumbs up

  • Simon Bailey
    Simon Bailey Month ago +4

    Who’s gonna delete their social media accounts with me

    • ashley baby
      ashley baby Month ago

      Already have.. it's been 2 years now!! I'm happy asf

  • ladybug Stewart
    ladybug Stewart Month ago

    The joy of it😂 go away