After news of Robin Williams suicide broke, I was searching online to see how many other celebrities were suffering from depression – and there’s a lot. Not surprising really given the crazy lives they lead.
Jim Carrey was the one that stood out for me as he has led a similar life to Robin Williams in that he dedicated himself to making other people happy and yet has a dark battle to fight every day inside his own mind for whatever reason. I think celebrities are more susceptible to depression than anyone else.
Anyway – Jim Carrey gave a fantastic and super inspirational commencement address to 2014’s class at Maharishi’s University of Management this year, and for me it gave great insight into his depression in a very indirect way whilst speaking of the real value in life that he learnt from a life of smoke and mirrors.
Here’s the video: