Jim Carrey is a well-known multi-talented actor, who’s also famous for his wealth of interesting wisdom. The fundamental message that Jim Carrey shares in his videos and even interviews is the potential of human beings. There are the qualms of embracing that we truly are good enough and that we can achieve greatness.
There is no underlining arrogance in this message. Mainly healing, because as soon as we learn to understand the world, it tells us that we are not good enough. We question ourselves and really become blind to our own power.
What Jim wants to share is his own story and unapologetically so. He shares his story as a successful comedian than actor then artist. But what we should understand is that the star is not, in fact, a star but a human being just like you and I.
There are a lot of truths that we claim to be universal in this world, but we are not limited to them. We are not limited to choosing careers because they are safe and stable. We are not limited to mimicking what everyone has done. The power really lies in the soul of each human being and using this power to guide themselves through this mess.
What I mean here is that the problems of the world will not go away. And the challenges will not magically solve themselves but it is your perception of the challenges that will help you deal with them. In the way that this article you are reading is only really happening inside your head.
The person who wrote it has an idea in mind and put it into words, but you as the reader give meaning to the words. All the meaning drawn from here is shaped by who you are and perhaps who you want to be.
It is so rare to be able to relate to celebrities as fellow humans. It is not just glitz and glamour. It is also how we view the rich and famous because accepting that they are like us would put us to shame. That if Kendall Jenner can achieve a billionaire status before she turns twenty-five, what does that make you?
That is where we go wrong. The questions and comments that the little voice in your head makes. That voice that pokes holes at all your achievements and points at what others have done. That is the ego talking, and getting past that voice or even lowering its volume is hard for most of us. Sometimes life is an ongoing battle against these very voices in our heads.
Not to claim that negativity should not be there. Negative thought will always be there. Failure will always be a part of the journey. What Jim Carrey argues is that seeing that you have a chance of failing at what is safe, would you not rather fail at what you love?
In his commencement speech at the MUM 2014 graduation now on YouTube. Jim reveals a rather large painting of his own demons titled High Visibility. Demons that we can all relate to. We are all multifaceted beings, and our growth really depends on which parts of ourselves we feed. Which parts of you have been feeding?