Matthew McConaughey has maintained in an interview that he tends to have his late father’s ‘spirit alive’ as he converses with his departed spirit.
The sensationally talented actor, who turned 50 this year, his motto and philanthropic inclinations originated from the attitude he developed for his father’s death. He has survived the challenging times by keeping it to himself that there’s nothing that can’t be made ‘better’.
‘In 1992, I was five days into shooting Dazed and Confused’and I got a phone call that my father had passed on,’ he told in an interview with the magazine Town & Country.
‘I drove to Houston to be with my family.I was with them for five days, and they told me to get back to work. The first night back, I was walking around and it hit me that my father was no longer here, but I could still keep his spirit alive if I talked aloud to him.
’ He added, ‘So, 28 years later, I’ve been unable to find anything that isn’t better if you take that mantra and slap it on it.There are choices in life; there’s a way to make the ‘just keep livin” decision with every decision we make.
Speaking to Town & Country Magazine’s annual Philanthropy Issue, he said: ‘I always knew I wanted it to be kids, because I wanted the entire foundation to provide prevention before we needed a cure.
‘High school’s the last place you can catch somebody and get them on the right track, before they no longer have to listen to a teacher or parent.If they’re screwing up in high school and do some of the same stuff after they graduate, they may go to jail–or worse.
.He explained: ‘Being active is incredibly important–physically, mentally, and spiritually. ‘There’s science behind how exercise and nutrition can help your mental acuity, and how that helps kids in our age group. Their grades go up, behaviour gets better, it’s a stress reliever.’
He showed his love and undivided attention to his wife, who is 12 years younger than him, saying: ‘From the snicker that my wife’s giving me, it seems that I’m more consistently the yes guy. She’s probably right,’ he admitted.
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