Is It Possible For a Jim Carrey Movie to Be Inspiring?

Hear me out.

Last Sunday I caught Yes Man. If you haven’t seen it, the premise is that there’s this guy who stays to himself, never tries anything new and rebuffs every opportunity that comes his way. So after attending an intense self help seminar, he challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year.

I actually saw myself in this character which began as discouraging and wound up encouraging. It’s a bit discouraging to know in my heart of hearts that no amount of saying yes is going to land me a huge promotion or a cute and quirky male Zoey Deschanel. But still. I should start doing stuff.

I immediately messaged a guy on OKCupid for drinks, signed up for a photography class and began planning a day trip to a place we’ve never been.

I still do believe—–>

But Yes Man brought to light how many unexpected turns your life can take when you just start saying yes to things. Don’t look at events, people and activities as if they are too much trouble. Get in there and have some experiences. You never know what might happen.

Bungee jumping, however, will always be a no.

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