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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a Message for those Going Through Tough Times



Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to his Instagram page a couple of hours ago, to share a story of how he used to sleep on a used mattress he picked up from a garbage dumpster because he couldn’t afford to buy a bed.

He shared a throwback photo of that period together with his recent photo, and encouraged people to do their best and have faith that things’ll get better. He also wrote that you should “be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you.”

He shared the photo above and wrote:

When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn’t afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off.

21 years later I’m taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you’re going thru your own tough times “used mattress” stage, do your best to have faith things’ll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you.

And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian.

Oh and tuck the thumb in the fanny pack. Always tuck the thumb. ??


  1. Naturally Healthy People

    May 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Amen! Tough people last, not tough times!

  2. Tosin

    May 25, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    see, even the shape of the head straightened out 🙂

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