"I'm sure I'm not the only one in this room that feels that way, you sometimes contempt ending your life," Mraz tells the audience. "It's a ridiculous thought, but we're human, and it's one of the powers we have."
As Mraz explains, he'd also thought about walking away from music. Despite all of his chart success, he was unfulfilled, and this made him feel "ungrateful." Luckily, this particular song "was coming out" whether the singer liked it or not, and it helped him through the ordeal.
"If I was about to give up on my career or even my life, before I do that, why don't I go out there and do some really radical stuff?" Mraz remembers asking himself. "That was what occurred to me during the writing of the song."
"Now I get to sing the song every day, and it's my mantra," he says. "And I get to be here, and I get to still be here and celebrate how awesome my life is. And I get to share that with others."
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