Tim Allen Gets Hilariously Honest About Progressing to His ‘Higher Self’

by Jennifer Shea
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Actor and comedian Tim Allen is cracking us up as always, this time with a thoughtful yet hilarious tweet that aptly reframes the aphorism, “Pride goeth before a fall.”

“Progression to my higher self requires a constant process of getting out of my own way,” Allen tweeted Monday. “Laughed as I read this quote. ‘You can’t save your ass and your face as the same time.’”

Tim Allen Has a Penchant for Profound Tweets

Allen has shared contemplative and self-reflective tweets before. For example, in August, he tweeted a quote from Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor, his “Home Improvement” character. “Sadness is the other side of happiness,” he posted. “They balance each other. Joy however is a reflection of love and has no limit.”

And in July, he shared a quote from Ludwig Wittgenstein, a 20th-century philosopher whose early work explored traditional logic and metaphysics, and who ultimately critiqued traditional philosophy. “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes,” Allen quoted.

Allen has also tweeted quotes from Epictetus, the Greek Stoic philosopher, Martin Luther King, Jr., mythology scholar Joseph Campbell and motivational speaker and author William Arthur Ward.

He even occasionally tweets uncredited mystery quotes and dares his followers to guess who said it. At other times, Allen has tweeted his own spiritual observations, as he did in June when he wrote, “Free will is my creator’s ultimate gift. Just like a baby who turns to a parent and says no. I so often say no and do what I will here. In a quiet moment this creator had me look around and with a grin whispered: ‘So this the best you can come up with?’”

It’s clear the iconic funnyman also has a serious side. But perhaps his nuanced understanding of life also informs his jokes, making him a better, sharper comic.

‘Assembly Required’ Will Be Back for Season 2 As ‘More Power’

Fans of Allen’s work were delighted by the recent news that Allen’s History Channel show with Richard Karn, his sidekick from the “Home Improvement” era, is coming back for Season 2.

There’s just one catch. It’s got a new title, “More Power,” a reference to Tim Taylor’s frequent refrain on “Home Improvement.”

The History Channel show is a reality competition show that challenges resourceful builders across the country to repair and build everyday household gadgets. Meanwhile, Allen and Karn provide some background on the history of the items in question and herald the craftsmen who built them.

Season 1 of the show is available online here.