Matthew McConaughey – Be Your Hero


“Now when I was 15 years old I had a very important person in my life come to me and say, “Who’s your hero?”

And I said “I don’t know I got to think about that. Give me a couple of weeks.” I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says, “Who’s your hero?” I said, “I thought about it. You know who it is?” I said, “It’s me in 10 years.”

So I turned 25 ten years later. That same person comes to me and goes, “So are you a hero?” I was like, “Not even close. No, no, no”.

She said, “Why?”

I said, “Because my hero’s me at 35.”

So you see every day, every week, every month, and every year of my life, my hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never going to be my hero. I’m not going to attain that. I know I’m not and that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.

So to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we’re chasing: To that I say, “Amen.” To that I say, “Alright, alright, alright.” To that I say, “Just keep living.”

Thank you.”

– Matthew McConaughey