After watching this video I have to say Jim Carrey has some pretty profound things to say about this complicated, fun, difficult, and beautiful thing we call the human experience. It is such an incredibly motivational yet inspirational video but at the same time, the speech i’m sure will resonate with many.
‘I believe that I had to become a famous idea, and get the all the stuff people dream about and accomplish a bunch of things that look like success in order in order to give up my attachment to those things’
‘It looks great when you’ve got cool car and you got nice clothes, and you’ve done something people admire… but it can never fulfil you, you can never be happy; it’s not where happiness comes from’
These two quotes hit me like a tonne of bricks.
“People talk about depression all the time. The difference between depression and sadness is sadness is just from happenstance—whatever happened or didn’t happen for you, or grief, or whatever it is. Depression is your body saying f*ck you, I don’t want to be this character anymore, I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me.” – Jim Carrey