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Jim Carrey's Secret To Life

A transcript from a portion of a speech of Jim Carrey's, taken from this video, also embedded below. I found this incredibly moving and wanted to provide a transcript for those like me, who might want to read it over and over.

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Jim Carrey's Secret to Life:

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"I've often said I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame... so they could see that it's not where you're going to find your sense of completion.

I can tell you from experience that 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.

We're not the avatars we create. We're not the pictures on the film stock. We're the light that shines through, all else is just smoke & mirrors, distracting but not truly compelling.

Our eyes are not just viewers, they're also projectors that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script.

Now fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much.

You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts worrying about the pathway to the future, but all that there will ever be, is what's happening here. And the decisions we make in this moment which are either based in love or fear.

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it... I'm saying, that you can ask the universe for it.

Life doesn't happen to you it happens for you. As far as I can tell its about letting the universe know what you want, and working toward it, while letting go of how it comes to pass.

Why not take a chance on faith? Not religion, but faith. Not hope, but faith. I don't believe in hope, hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire and faith leaps over it.

You are ready and able to to beautiful things in this world. And after you walk through those doors today, you will only ever have two choices, love or fear.

Choose love. And don't ever let fear turn you against your playful heart."

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