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Jim Carrey receives honorary doctorate from Maharishi University of Management

May 26 2014, 9:07pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

The award-winning comedian, best known for his passionate slapstick performances, received an honorary doctorate from Maharishi University of Management on Saturday.

Jim Carrey receives honorary doctorate from Maharishi University of Management
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Jim Carrey receives honorary doctorate from Maharishi University of Management

Award-winning actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Caus at the Maharishi University of Management on Saturday.

In his commencement speech, the 52-year old star said that his father, Percy Carrey, inspired him to pursue acting and comedy.

"My father could have been a great comedian but he didn't believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an account," recalls Carrey. "When I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job, and our family had to do whatever we could to survive."

Then Carrey added, "I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you could fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

The 2014 graduates responded with a thunderous applause.

The "Liar Liar" actor also encouraged the graduates to pursue their dreams.

"Your job is not to figure out how it’s going to happen for you, it’s opening a door in your head, and when the door opens in real life, just walk through it. And don’t worry about missing your cue, because there’s always doors opening, and they keep opening," he added.

Carrey considers comedy as his ministry. He even calls it "The Church Of Freedom From Concern.” 

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

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