Jim Carrey’s 2014 Commencement Speech

Jim Carrey

"Your need for acceptance will make you invisible in this world." Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey delivered what could be considered one of the best commencement speeches ever. It certainly belongs in the ranks of Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech. He delivers a life’s worth of wisdom in less than thirty minutes.

One of the biggest takeaways Carrey provides comes as he’s talking about his father choosing to take the conservative route of getting a “safe” job, but when he was 12, his dad was laid off anyway. The lesson in all of this? As Carrey puts it, “You can fail at what you don’t want to do, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.

Our advice: Watch. Think. And then go out and do what you love.