Let Jim Carrey Change Your Day… and Maybe Your Life

by Janice

“You can fail doing what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” Jim Carrey

Whenever I get the chance to hear Jim Carrey offer a glimpse into his mind, I am inspired by his life experience and wisdom.

I clicked on this video on my friend’s Facebook feed — it is Jim Carrey delivering the commencement address to graduates at Maharishi University — and I was so moved, I wanted to share it with you.

Jim Carrey may have made millions of us laugh and forget about our problems for a short time. But he has also inspired and taught millions of us how to be better people.

Jim Carrey Quote

“The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern – just like my dad… How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That is all you have to figure out… The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Because everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart. And all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.” – Jim Carrey

(If you are short on time – fast forward to ten minutes in and watch from there. The whole thing is fantastic though.)

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer Donovan June 23, 2014 at 11:08 am

I got to meet him at the Mr. Popper’s Penguins movie junket, and he was really great.


2 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist June 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

About to get my cup of tea and listen in. Thanks for this.


3 alicia k June 26, 2014 at 8:38 am

has has some good wisdom underneath all his comedic timing!


4 heather June 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm

He seems like a really great guy I like him even more now thanks for sharing.


5 RICHARD HICKS July 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

ALways loved this guy and you can tell from his speech, he knows what the real meaning of life is all about.


6 Jill Myrick July 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I have always loved Jim Carrey. When all else fails he can always make me laugh with his silly antics. I have bookmarked this page so that I can watch this when everyone is in bed.



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