Markki Stroem, with help from a book, now only cares about what's 'truly f*ckworthy' | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Markki Stroem. Image: Instagram/@polmendoza16, @theronaldophotography via @markkistroem

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!”


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From then on, he decided to strip his “facade of Prince Ali” and live his “life as Aladdin.”

“I choose to LOVE myself not only for my good traits but also my flaws,” he pointed out. “Life is a constant learning experience. You understand yourself more and more on a daily basis.”

He urges everyone to not allow anyone “to dictate how you want to live your life.”

“After all, you only have one life,” he stressed. JB


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