‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Matt Brown Drops New Video Talking ‘Inspiration’ Amid Family Drama

by John Jamison
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“Alaskan Bush People” star Matt Brown has been at the center of Brown family controversy in recent weeks. He called out his mother and late father for taking all of the earnings from the show that he and his siblings helped make successful. In the midst of all this and his own journey with sobriety, however, Matt took to Instagram to talk about the differences between inspiration and motivation.

The video opened with the eldest Brown child taking a deep breath as he soaked up some morning sun. Then he walked inside to have a heart to heart with his fans.

The caption reads simply “motivation vs inspiration.”

The Difference Between Motivation and Inspiration, According to Matt Brown

“So what I was thinking about is the difference in inspiration and motivation, right? Motivation can be anything. People can be motivated to do one thing or the next,” the “Alaskan Bush People” star said in the video. “Most of the time I find motivation leads me in a direction that, later after looking at it, I really didn’t want to go.”

Brown emphasized how motivation can be driven by bad things as easily as good ones. Because motivations are often external forces. Inspiration, however, is an entirely different thing.

“Inspiration comes from inside us. It’s a message from God to do what we’re supposed to do. I’ve never been inspired to do something bad. I’ve always been inspired to do good things,” Brown continued in the video. “I’m inspired to better myself, so I can better help people.”

He ends the video by asking his fans to find inspiration and use it to accomplish something they’ve been putting off. That book you’ve wanted to read for a while? Matt Brown wants you to read it.

And it’s solid advice. In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Sometimes, it’s just tough to find that inspiration.

The ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star’s Struggles

The “Alaskan Bush People” star’s Instagram post comes at a time of major upheaval for him and his family. In April, Matt posted a long video laying out all of the problems he had with his time on the show and the way he was treated by his family.

For example, he talked about how they were forced to pretend that they didn’t have any modern amenities for the sake of the show. It wasn’t just that, however. Then he accused his parents of keeping hundreds of thousands of dollars that rightfully belonged to him.

It was all of these lies that drove him to his breaking point and forced him to leave the show. Brown cites these as things that drove him to his dependence on drugs and alcohol. Despite everything he’s been through, however, it seems like he’s doing better in his personal life. And even though he isn’t on the best of terms with the rest of his family right now, inspiration to heal up those wounds could strike at any time.