Model and actor Markki Stroem was a man full of insecurities, but all of that changed when he read the book “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck.”
Stroem recalled how insecure he was in the past and how it hampered his life, via his Instagram page today, March 13. Along with his thoughts, he shared a photo of himself clad in his white undergarment, a glossy cream-and-gray overcoat and black boots, taken during a pictorial in the deserts of Dubai.
“In the past, I was always ashamed of my MANY insecurities,” he recounted. “I would get depressed and compare myself to people when things were not going my way. I would always feel like it was always my fault when I didn’t get a job I really wanted, when a performance didn’t go well or when someone did not like who I was. I lived a life in fear.”
Then, he discovered the bestselling book by Mark Manson, which he considers “magical” and eventually changed his perspective in life. A particular quote in the book which stuck with him: “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”
“From that day on, I only started giving ‘a f*ck about [what’s] truly f*ckworthy.’ The rest is noise in the background that will just mess with my mental health, and bring me back to living a life of FEAR,” he said. “I choose to be BRAVE!”