July 11, 2019

This Matthew McConaughey Speech on Happiness just Blew me Away.


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Matthew McConaughey is known for many things.

His acting prowess, his uncanny good looks, his charming Texas drawl.

What I have never heard him described as is an inspirational speaker or a spiritual teacher.

So, when a coworker sent me this video, I had no idea what to expect. And, boy, was I shocked.

McConaughey had me completely captivated from his first word to his last. He challenges our notions of happiness and describes what it takes to find true joy and fulfillment in life.

If you’re looking for a good way to spend your next 10 minutes, I promise you this is it:

author: Kelsey Michal

Image: Interstellar (2014)

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Judy Coleman Jul 20, 2019 8:53am

Wow, you are right. The best 10 minutes spent. These are the words to live by.
Thank you

Andy Sweet Jul 15, 2019 9:23am

Oh no. I knew when I watched him in true detective.

Alexis Anastasia Bakalakos Jul 14, 2019 10:56am

I’m surprised and moved. I’ve looked up to McConaughey through my life, I thought unpopularily as well. I’m glad he’s someone I can continue to see as a teacher.

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Kelsey Michal

Kelsey Michal grew up in Oregon, leaving her with a particular fondness for the mountains and greenery of the Pacific Northwest. She is an avid hiker, runner, dancer, yoga practitioner, writer, baker, musician, and cook. Kelsey is currently an Elephant Editor, freelance writer, and yoga instructor. Find her on her website, Instagram, or Facebook.