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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,
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    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,
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    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,
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    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
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    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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