Charlie Chaplin's Gift to Mankind

Posted by M ws On Thursday, May 1, 2014 0 comments
Thanks to Angela who shared this speech. It’s the speech that Charlie Chaplin gave on his 70th birthday. I find it beautiful and ever so true. I googled for it and discovered the one she sent me is from THIS LINK.


If you know the Charles Chaplin life story, you're familiarized with the word struggle. He came from humble beginnings and conquer is way to stardom. Not only is initial life was hard, but also his celebrity life was also a mix of success in the movies but lots of problems in other areas.

He was one man of a kind, who spoke his mind whenever he felt he needed to, and managed to conquer the world with a smile.

In his 70th birthday he made this speech about his own life and values he had learned along the way,. No additional words are needed, use this in your own life. We can call this a motivational speech,, inspirational speech, it's great!  A great Charlie Chaplin speech!

These are the words of someone who personified what Greatness it's all about. He went through a lot, and in his final years he shares lessons he learned about Life and how to live it:

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As I Began to Love Myself
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY.”
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I call it “RESPECT.”
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “Maturity,”
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time,
and everything happens at the exactly right moment.
So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE.”
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it “SIMPLICITY.”
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health—
food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself.
At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF,”
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right,
and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is “MODESTY.”
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future.
Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT,”
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick.
But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART.”
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others.
Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

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