Matthew McConaughey Talks Up Conservative Principles
Matthew McConaughey Talks Up Conservative Principles During University of Houston Commencement Speech
While giving a commencement speech to the University of Houston’s 2015 graduating class, Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey delivered some conservative remarks that liberals will not be very fond of.
You know, stuff like “work hard,” and “don’t be a victim.”
“Congratulations class of 2015,” he began. “Life’s not fair. It never was, isn’t now and won’t ever be. Do not fall into the entitled trap of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.”
“Personally, as an actor, I started enjoying my work and literally being more happy when I stopped trying to make the daily labor a means to a certain end,” he explained. “For example, I need this film to be a box office success.”
Though, as a big time Hollywood success story, you expected the leading man from “Interstellar” to say something like this…
According to SFGate, the speech got a little bizarre at times as McConaughey reminisced on a time in his life during which he played bongos in his “birthday suit,” and when he told the crowd that “an honest man’s pillow is his peace of mind.”
The actor also reportedly recounted a naked walkabout in Peru when he vomited and awoke the following day feeling light and free.
Then he redeemed himself…
“Let’s make it a place where we break a sweat, where we believe, where we enjoy the process of succeeding in the places and ways we are fashioned to. Where we don’t have to look over our shoulder, because we are too busy doing what we’re good at,” he said.
He continued: “Traveling towards immortal finish lines. We write our own book, overcoming our fears. We make friends with ourselves. And that is the place that I’m talking about.”
The school paid McConaughey $140,000 for his speech, but please don’t conflate that with Hillary and Bill accepting money for the Clinton Foundation as the same thing.
The actor announced in April that he planned to donate 100% of the proceeds to his non-profit, the Just Keep Living Foundation, which strives to help high school students lead active lives.
Alright, Alright, Alright.
Keep on keepin’ on, Matthew.