Hey Graduates, Watch Jim Carrey's Inspirational Commencement Speech

Hey Graduates, Watch Jim Carrey's Inspirational Commencement Speech

Jun 23, 2014

image via the Maharishi University of Management

If you are one of the many fine, young learners graduating from an educational institution this month, then you're probably going to need a little bit of advice. Okay, you're going to need all of the advice. While your future is full of all kinds of uncertainty, the best part about being a fresh graduate is that you have this huge, blank canvas in front of you with which to paint your hopes and dreams. 

Alright, maybe that doesn't help much--but this might! As is customary, various celebrities are called upon to give inspiring commencement speeches this time of year, and one of our favorites of 2014 is this one from Jim Carrey, who spread his words of wisdom upon the graduating class at the Maharishi University of Management.

Here's a brief clip...

We especially love the bit of advice from Carrey at the end (perhaps our favorite of the year), where he urges everyone to just do what they love. 

“The decisions we make in this moment 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 ask the universe for it.” And then, drawing on his own personal experience, particularly as a child, he offers this advice: “I learned many, many lessons from my father, but not least of which is that you can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.”

Watch the entire 26-minute speech below.




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