Kanye West is the talk of the town right now after announcing his “official” run for Presidency this year, but if there’s anybody that we should be talking about, it’s Matthew McConaughey.
Ever since he got on Instagram, he’s been giving us these encouraging pep talks time and time again. And let’s be honest, most of the time when celebrities get on their soapbox, you can’t wait to tell them to shut the hell up. But with Matt it’s different. It’s inspiring and believable.
And this latest one, to celebrate the United States of America’s 244th birthday, was his best one yet.
“Happy 244th birthday, America. We is going through some growing pains in this one, aren’t we? … But growing pains are a good thing, because how the hell else are we going to grow up? I think we gotta look each other in the eye, look ourselves in the eye, we gotta look in the mirror and ask ourselves, ‘How can I be better? How can I expect more of myself and others? How can I be more responsible? How can I have more compassion? How can I have more courage? How can I be more fair? How do I make sure that I wear the damn mask?
That is how we make a collective change. That’s how we get to next year’s birthday and birthdays beyond that. And we start partying again. Looking around and thinking, ‘Oh yeah we always got work to do. We never arrive, but we improved.’ That’s our chance. That’s our opportunity. That’s on me. That’s on you.”
And of course he concluded with his signature phrase:
“It’s game time. Let’s quit messing about and get it done. Just keep livin’.”
He’s been a rockstar from the absolute beginning of this pandemic, delivering encouraging pep-talks, cautionary messages urging people to stay indoors, recapping his own movies… he even hosted a virtual bingo game for a local senior center.
And now, he’s doing his part to bring everybody together during incredibly divided time.
I said it before and I’ll say it again, McConaughey for President.