by Joe Martino: On September 10, 2017, we released an article sharing a controversial interview with Jim Carrey during New York fashion week…
In the interview, Jim said a number of things that either had people thinking he was crazy, or recognizing that he was trying to share a deeper message.
To be fair, Jim could have been clearer in the message he was trying to convey. As an avid explorer into consciousness, I understood what he was getting at, but not everyone will. Some also felt he was being rude, which might be true, but at the same time he’s a comedian and was clearly playing some sort of character during the interview.
One thing is clear, however: He created a stir and it’s a stir around a subject that, if embraced by society, would radically change our world for the better.
His controversial interview contained statements like:
“There’s no meaning to any of this. I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am. I mean, you’ve got to admit, it’s completely meaningless.”
“There is no me. There is just things happening… Here’s the thing: It’s not our world. That’s the key. We don’t matter. We don’t matter. There’s the good news.”
He was asked to respond to questions about the interview, as the internet had gone wild reading about it.
In his response he draws upon a number of important reflection points we have been covering here at CE for many years and are glad to see are making their way into mainstream conversation a little more.
“As an actor you play characters, and if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize your own character is pretty thin to begin with. You suddenly have this separation and go, ‘Who’s Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn’t exist actually,’ ” Carrey said. “There’s just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and someone gave him a name, a religion, a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that’s supposed to be a personality, and it doesn’t actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real.”
“I believe I got famous so I could let go of fame, and it’s still happening, but not with me,” he continued. “I’m not a part of it anymore. Dressing happens, doing hair happens, interviewing happens, but it happens without me, without the idea of a ‘me.’ You know what I’m saying? It’s a weird little semantic jump, and it’s not that far, but it’s a universe apart from where most people are.”