Jim Carrey’s Amazing Commencement Speech is Apt for Startup Thugs

“Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you” – Jim Carrey

He can make the world laugh to pieces. He can create a hundred different funny emotions in one film. Jim Carrey, Hollywood’s most loved actor and comedian is largely reckoned in the English speaking world for his priceless talent. The actor who came from an inspired childhood attributes his success to his father, who saw a ‘second chance’ in Jim as a stand-up comedian himself.

Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at MUM showcases his unknown side that the world really needs to know – deep sense of gratitude and elevated thoughts about life.

“I cannot be contained as im the container” says Jim, inspiring the students of the university to do what they love, because ‘at the end of it all, what will always remain is what was in your heart’.

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love”

Carrey sets a fine example of success derived from pure passion rather than responding to the flight or fight situation, doing something he really loved than bow down to the menacing practicalities of life.

These are some of the valuable lessons for startup thugs from his speech. To let not the fear consume oneself and start asking the universe for what one really wants. The ultimate goal is to ask yourself the right questions. What is your real contribution that makes a difference to this world?

Watch this inspiring video, not like an entrepreneur, but like one of those students sitting in the auditorium. You will see things from a clearer perspective. Jim Carrey decodes life and success, bang on!

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