On Saturday, May 24th, Jim Carrey gave the commencement speech at Iowa’s Maharishi University of Management. It was, in my opinion, powerful and contained the most beautiful sentiment I’ve ever heard.
Now fear is going to be a player in 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 it will ever be is what’s happening here, the decisions in that we make in this moment, which are based in either 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.
The best line in his speech:
[…] you could fail at what you don’t like, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.