12. Jim Carrey
You might be surprised to learn that famous comedic actor Jim Carrey has struggled with severe depression for much of his life. Some people with depression attempt to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol in an effort to numb the pain. Not Carrey, though. Instead, the Ace Ventura funnyman believes avoiding all mind-altering substances like drugs, alcohol, and even caffeine is crucial for leading a happy, fulfilling life. He has chosen to stay sober and focus on achieving spiritual growth and enlightenment. He has stated that “life is too beautiful” to use drugs or alcohol. He derives the strength he needs to stay sober and keep his depression at bay through his spirituality and by practicing mindfulness. Rather than having a drink to blow off some steam, Carrey would rather enjoy a peaceful meditation session in the woods.
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