Interesting Jim Carrey Interview ...

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I've been a fan of Jim Carrey since the early Dumb And Dumber days ... (That we watched when I was younger with my Family) ...

My Brother (Erny) and his gorgeous Russian Wife (Masha) ... Make a joke about "The pills are good" scene from Dumb And Dumber ... (Because I have medication for Schizophrenia.)

Anyway, enough rambling ... If you're a fan of Jim Carrey (or even if you're not) there's a lot of great advice and wisdom in this video.

Amazing Guy.

Enjoy.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Knock yourselves out by questioning the remnants of sanity just by listening to Jim Crazy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by George Flm View Post

      Knock yourselves out by questioning the remnants of sanity just by listening to Jim Crazy.
      Lol. So you don't like Jim Carrey then?
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  • OK, I watched the whole thing. Carrey is an immensely talented man. Personally, I don't share his sense of wonder. But that's my deficit, not his.

    His world view isn't mine, but if you only listen to people who agree with you, learning stops. This was the kind of interview that forced my perspective...to see the world (for a few minutes anyway) in a different way.

    Thanks Jonathan.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      His world view isn't mine, but if you only listen to people who agree with you, learning stops. This was the kind of interview that forced my perspective...to see the world (for a few minutes anyway) in a different way.

      Thanks Jonathan.
      Really good point. Thanks Claude: Having an "open mind" is important for learning (IMO.) Many People think they have it all worked out when actually there is still much to learn.
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      • Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        Really good point. Thanks Claude: Having an "open mind" is important for learning (IMO.) Many People think they have it all worked out when actually there is still much to learn.
        I hate the words "Open mind".

        In literally every instance I've seen it used (including on this forum), it was used by someone who is trying to promote a nonsensical idea with no good argument.

        In every instance that I've heard "You have to be open minded" it was a fall back position, because they had no better argument.

        That being said, nobody knows everything. In fact thinking that you know "how it is" stops the learning process cold. To think clearly, we have to be willing to let go of beloved beliefs and views..at the first sign of a better argument.

        For me, it's a constant struggle.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          I hate the words "Open mind".
          That's OK: I suppose it depends on the context.

          In literally every instance I've seen it used (including on this forum), it was used by someone who is trying to promote a nonsensical idea with no good argument.
          Literally everyone?

          In every instance that I've heard "You have to be open minded" it was a fall back position, because they had no better argument.
          For me, it just means being open to learning. There's an old Zen story about a Apprenatiship emptying his cup before learning.

          That being said, nobody knows everything. In fact thinking that you know "how it is" stops the learning process cold. To think clearly, we have to be willing to let go of beloved beliefs and views..at the first sign of a better argument.
          For me, it's a constant struggle.
          Well I agree with that to an extent: However I think many beleifs shoudn't be let go at the first sign of a better "argument."
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            Literally everyone?

            Not your post. But every post where they said that we should have an open mind...as a reason to believe what they said.


            Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

            For me, it just means being open to learning. There's an old Zen story about a Apprenatiship emptying his cup before learning.
            I agree with that. Not being open to learning is a dead end mentally. But asking someone to have an open mind...as an argument...is the weakest argumemt. And that's not what you were doing.


            Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

            Well I agree with that to an extent: However I think many beleifs shoudn't be let go at the first sign of a better "argument."
            If it makes you feel better, that's the human response.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i have the same problem with the term open mind..many time the people who use the term.. only consider people who agree with them or have similar views .. open minded .. its worse when the people who want other people to agree with them..start assume others disagree not based on a different view of the facts ..or much different real life sets of experience ..

    but from hate fear trauma, racism sexism.. or some personal bias ..or different level of privilege

    now back to Jim Carey..yes he talks a big game about the law of attraction .. but he does not talk to much about the thousands of hours practicing his facial impression in front of a mirror ..or thee years sleeping in his car and crappy motels basically being homeless.. while making his name as a stand up comedian .

    that long period of time people have to put the work in while there is no financial return .. and many other sane and rational people think a person is wasting their time ..

    now again their is survor bias .. because for ever one person that is now a professional video game play or make money from it.. there are probably thousand of people just about as good who put just about as much time in it.. who still don't make any money .but still enjoy playing video games ..instead of playing golf or going to the bar .
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    • Originally Posted by Odahh View Post


      now back to Jim Carey..yes he talks a big game about the law of attraction .. but he does not talk to much about the thousands of hours practicing his facial impression in front of a mirror ..or thee years sleeping in his car and crappy motels basically being homeless.. while making his name as a stand up comedian .
      He also doesn't mention the incredible innate talent he has. He also doesn't talk about how luck plays into it. He had to be seen by the right person, at the right moment. Also what isn't mentioned are the hundreds of equally talented people that were performing the same time, who didn't get the same breaks.

      So it takes;
      Being at the right place at the right time, seen by the right person...over and over again.

      Incredible talent to being with.

      An incredible amount of practice to hone your craft..before you have a chance to be discovered.

      The sheer determination to see it all through without quitting.


      After all that..the Law Of Attraction works. And by that, I mean it's inconsequential.

      Carrey's attribution of the Law Of Attraction is a form of humility. He can't take credit for his success, because that would sound egotistical. Like a great artist attributing the temperature of the room, and the quality of the canvas for his great painting.

      And Carrey really wants to help others...and saying "i have innate talent that most others don't have. I worked my ass off and didn't quit for years, and luck played a part as well" simply isn't motivational.
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        He also doesn't mention the incredible innate talent he has. He also doesn't talk about how luck plays into it. He had to be seen by the right person, at the right moment. Also what isn't mentioned are the hundreds of equally talented people that were performing the same time, who didn't get the same breaks.
        but to get that lucky break.. he had to be willing to get in front of 10,000 people when it was the wrong time the wrong person.. when there was no role that would suit him ..

        he also didn't destroy himself when he got the break so he is still around and not in a casket like many comedians end up in some he worked with ..

        what i refer to as that failure you need to go through in order to succeed .. and avoiding those failures that take you out ..for good ..
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        And Carrey really wants to help others...and saying "i have innate talent that most others don't have. I worked my ass off and didn't quit for years, and luck played a part as well" simply isn't motivational.
        I think including that in his story (with all his other advice) would make the whole thing even more "motivational."

        In other presentations, Jim Carrey actually does talk about some of the more challenging aspects to his success. (Like living in his car/being homeless etc.)
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          Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

          I think including that in his story (with all his other advice) would make the whole thing even more "motivational."

          In other presentations, Jim Carrey actually does talk about some of the more challenging aspects to his success. (Like living in his car/being homeless etc.)
          to go from poor ,lower middle class to rich you have to be willing to put in a lot of work that does not have any monetary results in the present.. and to a point look poorer than you are ..

          While he was traveling and doing the comedy club circuit most nights a week .. he could have probably had an apartment rented somewhere ..to not be homeless ..but it was mostly in his mind a waste of money and would have limited how far it was reasonable for him to travel
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          • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
            Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

            to go from poor ,lower middle class to rich you have to be willing to put in a lot of work that does not have any monetary results in the present.. and to a point look poorer than you are ..

            Agreed: That's something I learned from Eben Pagan -- something he calls "Delayed gratification." And that's an important part of many (most?) online ventures.

            While he was traveling and doing the comedy club circuit most nights a week .. he could have probably had an apartment rented somewhere ..to not be homeless ..but it was mostly in his mind a waste of money and would have limited how far it was reasonable for him to travel
            Interesting. Thanks. I didn't look at it like that.
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            • Profile picture of the author Odahh
              Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

              Agreed: That's something I learned from Eben Pagan -- something he calls "Delayed gratification." And that's an important part of many (most?) online ventures.



              Interesting. Thanks. I didn't look at it like that.
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              the term homeless is weighted down .. so the default .. it to imaging the drunk or the drug addict living on the street digging in dumpsters and begging for spare change ...

              the majority of people who are homeless are not like that but nearly every group has a small number of sh@#head who can give everyone in the group a bad rep.. it goes with rich people to.. sure there are people who get rich being bad people .. and then they are the only ones who get scripted into Hollywood movies ..

              as for delayed gratification .. if i back a tray of lasagna and eat a piece for lunch and dinner today.. i am fully gratified and can still have lasagna tomorrow and the day after ..

              if i bake only enough for today ..then i really cannot delay gratification ..and put aside any for tomorrow without being hungry today..and may not have enough to eat and not be hungry tomorrow .

              until you produce more than you need so you gratify the needs today.. and have some set aside to gratify future needs ...

              If Jim Cary had stayed in school and worked the job after school and weekends.. he would not have had the time or energy to practice the craft of comedy or keep up on his facial expressions self training ..
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                Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                If Jim Cary had stayed in school and worked the job after school and weekends.. he would not have had the time or energy to practice the craft of comedy or keep up on his facial expressions self training ..
                Exactly. His success was more important.
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                  Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

                  Exactly. His success was more important.
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                  truthfully ...there was no argument that could hold water that that a college degree was the safe path.. where his family was homeless after his father losing his job as an accountant ..and not being able to find another job.

                  there was no other option to Mr Carey ..looking at many successful people ..and entrepreneurs ..that is kind of a theme ..
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                    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                    there was no other option to Mr Carey ..looking at many successful people ..and entrepreneurs ..that is kind of a theme ..
                    If memory serves, Carrey completed the exercise from Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich."
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    Inspired dude. Everything is energy. If you live from a loving, fun energy, life becomes magic. If you move toward the illusion of fear...life becomes a mess LOL. Thanks for sharing, J.
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    People repeating themselves?


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    I'm not a carrey fan but he says visualization is good but doesn't mean you do it and then go eat a sandwich and wait for results. Others link him to 'the secret' and TAGR - rather than credit his skill, talent, hard work and luck.



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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I'm not a carrey fan but he says visualization is good but doesn't mean you do it and then go eat a sandwich and wait for results. Others link him to 'the secret' and TAGR - rather than credit his skill, talent, hard work and luck.
      True. However with all the skill, talent, and luck ... He wouldn't have been successful without hard work. For me that's kind of inspiring.
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        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        True. However with all the skill, talent, and luck ... He wouldn't have been successful without hard work. For me that's kind of inspiring.
        but the hard work was put into honing and building on the skills and talents and figuring out where to be to get the kind of luck he could build on ..

        it is very easy to work very hard an make no real improvements .. or be working hard on something that wont contribute to success .. but once you put some much effort in it is difficult for many to cut their losses and find a productive place to put their effort ..
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            Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

            Sure. I understand: The is a diffence betweem being productive and being "busy".
            I am going to throw a curve ball here because this is something i use to miss.. and i think a large number of people miss ..


            what did Jim carry really want to do ..was he going all in on the comedy thing .. so he could get really rich and stop working and start doing what he really wanted to do..

            Or was comedy and later acting or Headlining in Hollywood comedies what he really wanted to do ..

            and even living in his car traveling from club to club..because he was doing it and to a point supporting himself.. he was already on the first tier of success ..

            it is easy for people not to get .. figure out what you want to do..and build a business or career that allows you to do that.. where as many are trying to figure out how to make the most money as fast as possible then .. eventually pile up cash to do what they want to do

            the world we live in know allows people who figure out what they want to do to build a business around that and support themselves doing what they want to do.. with out having to compete for a very limited number of spots ..on a major sports team.. or having songs played on the radio .. or the many things people had to do to please the gatekeepers in the past .

            you just haveto be good enough to have the audience chose you over the millions of others who can do it to
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    Me i use some of his video as motivation .very inspiring for me
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    He is really great guy.
    I also admire Leo di Caprio.
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      Originally Posted by Rob Hunsons View Post

      He is really great guy.
      I also admire Leo di Caprio.
      Lol. Although it's kind of a "Girly Movie" ... I liked Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo And Juliet" movie.
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    Jim is a great guy and pretty talented too. Behind every funny man, there's always some serious stuff going on.
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