Jim Carrey has been an idol of mine ever since I first saw him in his classic Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. His goofiness, care-free attitude of what others think is something to admire. In my eyes, he has a wonderful energy that gives people an opportunity to just laugh and be free for a moment. Jim says he practices the religion “FFC: Freedom From Concern,” simply put, he loves his role as the person who can make people’s everyday worries disappear for a little while and bring a sense of relief.
His interview at New York Fashion Week shows him in a different light as most of us are use to seeing. The reporter asked him why he was there in the first place, as he’s never been seen at a fashion event before. Jim replied, “I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could find and here I am.” I couldn’t help but laugh out loud as the reporter was in disbelief. He continued, “I don’t believe in personalities, I don’t believe that you exist, but there is a wonderful fragrance in the air…I believe we’re a field of energy dancing for itself.” These statements could make you wonder if Jim has been experimenting with psychedelics or other drugs because, quite frankly, it is strange to hear someone we only see as silly and goofy on TV/movie screens talk about life in such a unique way. I learned from a recent podcast that he surprisingly doesn’t drink alcohol, occasionally some Keto Coffee. He describes himself as a character that plays other characters and no longer identifies himself as Jim Carrey, since there is no “I.” After he came to this realm of thinking, he described peoples identities as “nothing but ideas. We take all those ideas and cobble them together and make sort of a personality charm bracelet, an ID bracelet we wear in life. But that’s not who we are, because we’re nothing. And it’s such a fucking relief.” In one of his latest podcast appearance with Norm Macdonald, he continued to explain that he believes there is no reason for us to even exist, “There are just things happening.”
The media has been nothing but confused due to the recent interviews Jim has been in recently and have called him “crazy,” “confused” and “depressed.” They, the media, has tried to link Jim’s recent change in perception to the death of his ex-girlfriend, who overdosed on prescription drugs (Jim has been accused of supplying these drugs, but has denied all claims to these accusations. For more info on this, you can read this article for a more in-depth look). According to Jim, he’s “never been happier,” he said on the Norm Macdonald podcast, but he has battled depression before and knows the struggle of getting out of “that pit of despair,” he stated in an interview in 2010.
One of my favorite quotes from him helps me get an insight into his point of view, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” His spirituality and signs of inner peace with himself are admirable and shines a light on what is really important in this short life.
Also, you should check out his newest short documentary about his new hobby: painting. It’s very interesting and eye-opening to see his point of view. Enjoy!