The Subtle Art School

The Subtle Art School

More life lived, fewer fucks given.

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The Subtle Art School

Learn to give a fuck about what truly matters

A great life isn’t created by accumulating more—more success, more money, more compliments about your fancy new haircut, etc. A great life is achieved by focusing on what’s truly worth giving a fuck about… and then successfully blocking out the rest. 

A good life is not a carefree life without pain or suffering. No. A good life is having the wisdom to admit that life can be pretty lousy sometimes and having the willingness to endure that pain in service of something greater than yourself. 

In short, a good life is a life with good problems.

Welcome to The Subtle Art School. This is the collection of knowledge drawn from nearly 15 years of experience helping people lead better lives. It is a school full of courses about cutting out the bullshit so you can find the struggles that matter. 

Join over 20,000 others who have learned the The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.

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What You Get

6 Core Courses

You’ll get access to my six video courses exploring what makes a fulfilling and meaningful life. These aren’t a bunch of bullshit hacks or “one quick trick” fixes to make you happy forever and ever. We actually dive deep here to answer the hard questions about life—to create a process of personal growth that will last a lifetime. Each course also comes with a PDF workbook full of exercises to help you implement what you learn.

Monthly Live Webinars

Each month I will take a few hours to answer any questions from students. This can be as deep and personal or silly and stupid as you want it to be. Join hundreds of people from all over the world in your quest to give fewer and fewer fucks each day.

3 Bonus Courses

Back in 2014, I created three courses that went on to help tens of thousands of people: Dating and Relationships, Overcoming Anxiety, and Connection Courses. Those courses are also included in The Subtle Art School, bringing the full course load up to nine!

Exclusive Bonus Content

You’ll get audio commentaries on my books, ebooks on some of my favorite topics, book reviews and recommendations, and more. New exclusive content will be added on a regular basis.

and more…

Explore Courses

Emotional Mastery

Do you ever wonder why you do stupid shit sometimes? Or maybe you’re not in control of yourself in certain situations like you think you should be? Do you feel your emotions intensely? Or maybe you don’t feel emotions much at all? Are you dead inside? If any of this resonates, the Emotional Mastery Course could very well help you become less of a… well, less of an emotional dipshit.

Challenge Your Own Beliefs

Buckle the hell up, because we’re going to be digging into some of your deepest held beliefs and then questioning everything we find. You will likely laugh at some of your most cherished beliefs. And you might be terrified by others. Whatever happens, you will come out of it with a better understanding of who you are and what drives you to behave the way you do.

Resilience

Becoming more resilient in the modern world is less about avoiding suffering and more about seeking out the pain you’re willing to endure in service of a higher purpose. In this course, we cover the different kinds of suffering and consider why some forms of pain are actually quite healthy for us. We’ll get to the bottom of why you’re avoiding the necessary pains in your life and, ultimately, how you can turn and face them as a more resilient motherfucker.

Build a Better Life

This is the most actionable “nuts and bolts” course I offer. In it, we’ll come up with a step-by-step plan to get off your ass and get your life pointed in a more fulfilling and productive direction. It’s a great complement to all the other courses.

Find Your Purpose

Finding your purpose in life can’t be done at a weekend seminar. It’s a lifelong process of asking and answering some really fucking difficult questions. It’s also about taking action based on those answers and learning about yourself in the process… then doing it all over again. This course will not only help you spend your time more intentionally, it will also challenge your identity at the core.

Healthy Relationships

Do all of your relationships follow the same failing pattern? Like, are you a “commitment phobe”? Or do you rush into relationships too quickly only to get burned later on? Do you feel like you constantly have to put up a front to be attractive to others? If so, this course will help you understand why you do these things and what steps you can take to break those patterns to have healthier, happier relationships.

Bonus Courses

Dating & Relationships

A good complement to the Healthy Relationships core course. We’ll cover communication styles, values, compatibility, generating trust, and dealing with potential conflicts and break ups. This is everything most dating handbooks are not.

Overcome Anxiety

This course is for you if social anxiety is keeping you from expressing yourself the way you want to. If it makes it difficult for you to feel comfortable in social situations, or makes you feel like you’re just not the “social type” even though you desperately want to be more of a hit at parties.

Connection

Learn how to connect with people on a deeper level the first time you meet them. We’ll cover storytelling, what makes a great conversation, how to cut through the bullshit that comes with small talk, plus how to figure out what really makes people tick.

What Our Students Say

“For all that’s included, it’s super inexpensive. Like, even if you only check out a course and a few articles, it’s probably still worth the value.”

“For what you pay each month, Mark gives so much value! He really digs deep and challenges what you know.”

“If you already like Mark’s writing, you’ll like his member-only content. You will have access to a lot more.”

“Look at the shit you waste your money on and get nothing from, now look at this subscription. Now look back, I’m on a horse.”

“If you want to build deeper connections with others and learn more about yourself, then you should give a few of his classes a shot.”

About Mark

I am the #1 NY Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope. I write life advice that is science-based, pragmatic, and non-bullshitty—a.k.a., life advice that doesn’t suck. Some people say I’m an idiot. Other people say I saved their life. Read on and decide for yourself.

Pricing

  • Immediate access to six high-quality courses
  • Pretty workbooks for each course
  • Bonus courses and book commentaries
  • Monthly live Q&A sessions with Mark
  • Updates and events available for members only
  • Risk free purchase: If The School isn’t right for you, you can request a refund, no questions asked
Annual

$149.99/year

$12.49/month
Monthly

$19.99/month

$239.88/year

FAQs

Will I be able to participate in live Q&A sessions with Mark?

Yes. Monthly live webinars will offer the chance to ask Mark questions. Of course, he won’t be able to answer everyone’s questions, but he’ll answer as many as he can in the time allotted, and talk about tacos.

What payment methods do you support?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & Diners, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Paypal.

Is all content in English?

Yes. Videos for the courses have closed captions available in English as well.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel at any time by logging in and going to the Subscriptions tab of your Account page. Once you cancel, you will not be charged again but you will continue to have access to The School for the remainder of whatever period you’ve paid for up to that point.

Can I get a refund if I don’t think The Subtle Art School is right for me?

The Subtle Art School membership comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. Just send an email to support@markmanson.net within 60 days of purchase and we’ll cancel your membership and refund your money, no questions asked.

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