College students are used to being told that the world owes them something and the odds are stacked against them. Matthew McConaughey thinks that’s a bunch of junk and told them to stop acting like victims. He got a standing ovation for it.
The whole speech is good, but his number one piece of advice was this:
LIFE’S NOT EASY…don’t try and make it that way. It’s not fair, it never was, it isn’t now, it won’t ever be. Do not fall into the entitlement trap of feeling you are a victim, you are not. Get over it and get on with it.
McConaughey is exhibit Q for why it’s imperative for non-liberals to better engage the culture. Rush Limbaugh says something like this and it gets dismissed. McConaughey says it and it’s in People Magazine. Keep it up!
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