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Matthew McConaughey Thinks We Should Stop Using The Word Unbelievable
1967
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Matthew McConaughey Thinks We Should Stop Using The Word Unbelievable

Matthew McConaughey - Unbelievable? (Video)

Transcript:

"Unbelievable is the stupidest word in the dictionary. It shouldn't ever come out of our mouths. Think about it. To say, "Oh wow! What an unbelievable play!" It was an unbelievable book, an unbelievable film, an unbelievable act of courage. Really? It may be spectacular; it may be phenomenal, most excellent or outstanding, but unbelievable? Give others and yourself more credit. It just happened, you witnessed it, you just did it, believe it.


What about the other side of unbelievable? You know that side when we humans "underperform" or act out of our best character? For instance, man flies a suicide jet in the World Trade Center. Millions die from diseases everyday that we have cures for. Bob the builder swears that he's gonna have your house built by Thanksgiving and you can't move in until Christmas the next year. Our best friends lie to us, and we, lie to ourselves, all the time. Unbelievable? I don't think so. Again, it just happens and it happens everyday.

Nothing that we homo sapiens earthlings do is unbelievable. And if there's one thing you can depend on people being, it's people. 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."

- Matthew McConaughey

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