Really good explanation by Carrey, he explained what depression really is

An explanation of what depression is according to Carrey and how to deal with it.

Legendary actor J. Carrey explained what depression really is, and it was the best thing I have ever heard in my life. The powerful thoughts he shared left absolutely everyone speechless. The 55-year-old movie star has suffered from depression for a long time, which she recently spoke about in the Elephant Journal. He himself knew well what it was like to be stuck in depression and the painful process of overcoming it.

The actor first gained fame and popularity in the 1990s, but no one really knew about the difficulties he had to face. When Carrey was 12 years old, his father, who worked as an accountant, lost his job. At 16, Jim left school to save his family. When he was 20, he suffered from depression and tried to find a way out.

“Despair is essential to learning or creating something new.”

“Currently, I don’t have depression. Depression doesn’t exist for me. Now that it’s raining, I’m no longer afraid of drowning. It’s just rain and it’ll stop soon”.

“All this is the desire to be important, to have a high position, to mean a lot. In fact, our desire for exclusivity causes nothing but pain and suffering, for the following three reasons.

First, and in most cases, it creates a gap between you and other people who appreciate your unique and exceptional character. Secondly, it is confusing because you are convinced that circumstances should not change.

Thirdly, this eternal search for yourself deprives you of peace of mind and makes you feel that something is definitely missing in you.

The only way out is to stop pretending and start being yourself.”

As for the difference between simple sadness and depression, sadness is mainly caused by situations, for example, when something did not happen or we could not do it. And depression is our body that is screaming at us to stop pretending. Just tired of playing a different character. We must take off our masks and be ourselves.


“Depression is a sign that we need a long break from being the character we pretend to be. I no longer have depression. There is no such thing in my life. I experience happiness, sadness, acceptance, but not depression.

Everyone should take off their masks”.

Do you agree with the actor?

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