Subtle Art Trivia

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  1. Mark features a man who was an alcoholic, a womanizer, a chronic gambler, a lout, a cheapskate, a deadbeat, and on his worst days, a poet. What was his name?
  1. Name another author (other than Mark) on the BookCoin author board.
  1. In chapter one, Mark says, "You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of what?
  1. What city is the platform partnering with Mark to drop the Subtle Art NFT Collection from? (HINT: Mark's hometown)
  1. Mark describes a problem many of us deal with by saying: "There’s an insidious quirk to your brain that, if you let it, can drive you absolutely batty. Tell me if this sounds familiar to you…You get anxious about confronting somebody in your life. That anxiety cripples you and you start wondering why you’re so anxious. Now you’re becoming anxious about being anxious. Oh no! Doubly anxious! Now you’re anxious about your anxiety, which is causing more anxiety. Quick, where’s the whiskey?" → What does he call this problem?
  1. What was written on Charles Bukowski's tombstone?
  1. Mark describes a superhero he would invent, with the superpower to tell people the harsh truths about themselves. What does he call this superhero?
  1. In chapter two, Mark describes this phenomenon as our body's most effective means of spurring action- not a bug, but a feature.
  1. During his youth, Mark fantasized about having the results of, but not the problems of, what career?
  1. In the 1970s, cultivating "this" was all the rage- leading to grade inflation, participation awards, and motivational seminars gaining popularity.
  1. In chapter 3, Mark describes "this" as believing you deserve special treatment because either "I’m awesome and the rest of you all suck" or "I suck and the rest of you are all awesome”
  1. Mark describes "All of this 'every person can be extraordinary and achieve greatness' stuff" as a proverbial what for your heart and brain?
  1. What is the name of the Japanese WW2 veteran who returned to Japan in 1974?
  1. Mark describes 'this' like an onion- "There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate times.”
  1. In chapter 4, mark describes four shitty values- pleasure, material success, always being right, and- what?
  1. In Chapter 5, Mark describes a man with chronic health issues who dropped out of medical school and joined an expedition to the Amazon. Who was this man?
  1. In his book, Mark makes the distinction between fault and responsibility, stating that fault is past tense and responsibility is- what tense?
  1. In 2013, the BBC followed the therapies of half a dozen teenagers with a disorder. A teenager with some of the greatest improvement, Jack, describes what he learned: “I didn’t choose this life; I didn’t choose this horrible, horrible condition. But I get to choose how to live with it; I have to choose how to live with it.” What is the disorder the teenager was being treated for?
  1. When Mark was a little boy, he used to think this was a kind of vegetable that he didn’t want to eat.
  1. Mark states in his book that when we learn something new, we don’t go from “wrong” to “right.” Rather, we go from wrong to - what?
  1. A certain comedian once said "I used to think the human brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.” Who said this?
  1. Mark describes human memory as being like a certain childhood game. What game was this?
  1. In chapter 7, mark describes failure as a relative concept, and provides an example- his complete failure to make any money between 2007 and 2008 would have been a raving success if his metric for success were to be a what?
  1. When Pablo Picasso was an old man, he made some doodles on a napkin in a cafe and went to throw it in the trash. A woman offered to buy it from him. What was Picasso's asking price for the crumpled napkin?
  1. Mark describes a kind of question that appears simple on the outside, complex to the perspective of the person asking it, as a -what- kind of question? Example: “How do I drop out of med school?”
  1. In 2011, Mark took a trip that he would come to think of as his favorite among his travels. Where was this trip to?
  1. These are the yin and yang of a toxic relationship- both sides characterized by murky areas of responsibility for one's thoughts and actions They are the victim and the- what?
  1. Psychologists use this term for the state where the more options we’re given, the less satisfied we become with whatever we choose because we’re aware of all the other options we’re potentially forfeiting.
  1. During his trip to the Cape of Good Hope, a concerned tourist asks Mark how he is feeling. Where was this tourist from?
  1. In his book The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker coins this term to describe the works humans use to allow our conceptual self to live past the point of our physical death
  1. Complete the phrase meaning someone is near the end of their life, is incapable of making further accomplishments: "_________ the Cape of Good Hope.”