Jim Carrey, the man who puts a smile on your face no matter what state you’re in, has had his own share of struggles. But on watching his successful comedic movies, you’d think that he’s out there doing something right. He’s got the life that everyone wants, right? Maybe. But perception is a scary thing. He started his career in comedy to bring out, in his opinion, his best self. He wanted to make the world happy, make everyone forget all of their troubles, even if it was for just a few seconds. He wanted to alter the world in the best possible way. He spent 10 years as a struggling comedian and his first ever comedy impersonation bombed on stage. This is the man who is now considered a timeless impersonator. He’s walking proof that talent is one thing, success is another. Through big successes like “Yes Man” and “Bruce Almighty”, he was struggling with major depression and has admitted to taking antidepressants for years on end. During the 1990s, he was delivering hits after hits and was doubtlessly at the top of his game.
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
He believes in the Laws of Attraction (his life motto) pertaining to which, he thinks that if you truly want something, the universe works with you to achieve it. You just need to have the courage to truly ask for it.
“We disguise fear with practicality so we never dare to ask the universe for it”
We either choose to root our belief in people, or in material possessions; but all that’s left is what’s in our heart. Cherish it, make those connections, make your decisions with love, and never let fear stop your playful, curious heart.
How he puts it: