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The Meaning - Jim Carrey

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    I watched the effect of my father’s love and humour,
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    and how it altered the world around me,
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    and I thought: "That’s something to do.
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    That’s something worth my time."
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    When I was about 28, after a decade as a professional comedian,
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    I realised one night in L.A that the purpose of my life
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    had always been to free people from concern, just like my dad.
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    I did something that made people present their best selves to me wherever I go.
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    How will you serve the world?
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    What do they need that your talent can provide?
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    That’s all you have to figure out.
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    I can tell you from experience the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.
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    Because ultimately, we’re not the avatars we create.
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    We’re not the pictures on the film stock.
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    We are the light that shines through. All else is just smoke and mirrors.
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    Distracting, but not truly compelling.
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    That piece that we’re after lies somewhere beyond personality.
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    Beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself.
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    You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but
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    to find real peace you have to let the armor go.
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    Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.
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    Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form.
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    Risk being seen in all of your glory.
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    I’ve often said that I wished people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, and
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    so that they could see that it’s not where you’re going to find your sense of completion.
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    Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself,
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    until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself.
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    Our eyes are not viewers, they’re also projectors,
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    that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time.
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    Fear is writing that script, and the working title is: "I’ll never be enough."
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    I’m just making a conscious choice to perceive challenges as something beneficial
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    so that I can deal with them in the most productive way.
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    You’ll come up with your own style. That’s part of the fun.
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    Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.
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    You will only ever have two choices, love or fear.
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    Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.
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    All that will be left of you is what was in your heart.
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    My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body Is contained within the limitlessness of my soul
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    You can fail at what you don’t want.
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    So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
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    Relax, and dream up a good life.
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    You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future,
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    but all there will ever be is what’s happening here
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    and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.
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    So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.
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    What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it.
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    I’m saying: I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.
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The Meaning - Jim Carrey
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