WATCH: Jim Carrey Gives Comedic Commencement Speech At Maharishi University of Management

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By Michael Lewittes



Jim Carrey gave a comedic, yet heartfelt commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa on Saturday.


“On the other side of that door, there is a world starving for new ideas, new leadership,” Carrey told the class of 2014.

“I have been out there for 30 years. She’s a wildcat!” he said, prompting laughter.

“The decisions we make in this moment are based on either love or fear,” he said on a serious note. “So many of us chose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.”

“What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never ask the universe for it,” he continued. “I’m saying I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.”

“And if it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order,” the comedian added.

At the end of his speech, Carrey was given an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from the university.

Check out Carrey’s speech below, and tell us what you think!

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