When I was a sophomore in college, a guy I was dating broke up with me by reading to me from Rene Descartes' Meditations on Philosophy. "Don't you see?" he said, after recounting melting wax in great detail. "None of this matters because none of us exist." A more convincing argument might have been, "I'm just not that into you," but either way it appears my ex-paramour's nihilistic worldview lines up with that of Peggy Sue Got Married star Jim Carrey, who showed up at NY Fashion Week this weekend to tell E! News that fashion, like everything, is meaningless.
E! News reporter Catt Sadler attempted to ask Carrey who he was wearing on the red carpet, but Carrey could not give a shit. "There's no meaning to any of this. I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could come to and join. And here I am."
He added, "I mean, you gotta admit it's pretty meaningless."
Carrey also told Sadler, after insulting her profession, "I don't even believe that you exist, but there is a wonderful fragrance in the air." But it's not just Sadler who skirts the postulation of final truths. "I believe we're a field of energy dancing for itself," Carrey said, adding, "And, uh, I don't care."
Jim Carrey is my personal hero.