The range and brilliance of Jim Carrey is displayed in this commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management 2014 graduation. I had never heard of the Maharishi University of Management (or, MUM, for short–duh), so I had to Google it. Wikipedia gave me some answers, but it’s too late to read up on it right now. (If I find anything conflicting with my own personal beliefs, I’ll let you know.) But from the tone of this commencement speech, I can garner nothing but positivity.
By the way, where is the Maharishi University of Management located? Iowa. Duh.
My family and I have been through a seemingly endless streak of what I’d characterize as extreme traumatic/trying/stressful situations in the past couple years–especially when you list them all together. But even through all the pain and stress and depression, I hold onto something a friend told me a few years ago when he reminded me, “your life is still better than 90% of the people in the world.” And it’s true. No matter how you slice it, I’m blessed. And we are all blessed, just to be here.
So in that vein, when my Mom shared this video in a family Facebook chat group, I watched it, and figured it was a good thing to post. These are simple reminders, but things that anybody going through tough times should be reminded of: