Matthew McConaughey’s Powerful Reflection on ‘Greenlights’ One-Year Anniversary

by John Jamison
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It’s been a year since Texas native, movie star, and all-around good guy Matthew McConaughey published his #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, “Greenlights.” Based on the spurts of philosophical genius we’ve gotten from McConaughey over the years, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that his book has been well received. He took some time out recently to reflect on what writing the book meant for him and to thank everyone who shared in his journey by reading it.

True to his impossibly charming personality, Matthew McConaughey waxed poetic about who we are, where we’re going, and some of the ways to get there.

“One year ago today, I released my first book, ‘Greenlights’—the truest extension of me that I’ve ever shared. I hoped it was a story worth sharing, but I didn’t know. Over this past year, you’ve told me, ‘yeah, hey, it was a story worth sharing.’ You read it. You saw yourself in me,” the movie star said in a video he shared on Twitter.

According to McConaughey’s description on the book’s official website, “Greenlights” is “a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.”

Matthew McConaughey went on to detail all the positive feedback he received from readers in his Twitter video. They told him “Greenlights” was inspiring, funny, and helped them to address their personal struggles and shortcomings.

“You told me it helped you look your angels and your demons in the eye. Well, thank you. Because that’s exactly what writing this book did for me. Thank you for that reciprocity. It’s funny, isn’t it? How life works—the mystery looking forward and the science looking back,” he continued in the Twitter video.

Matthew McConaughey Leaves Fans with Poetic Life Advice

Matthew McConaughey is a self-described “folk singin’, philosopher, poet-statesman.” And he has given us no reason to doubt that over the years. From his iconic roles to his Lincoln commercials, that layer of McConaughey always finds a way to shine through.

The same holds true for the thanks he shared with fans on Twitter. He left them with some peak McConaughey words of wisdom.

“Thank you for being part of my journey, and thank you for letting me be part of yours. Here’s to catching more of these (stories) on this bull ride autobahn we call life. Let’s make the most out of the lane we’re in, try to get our eight seconds. Commit to the chase, stay in the race forever and until. I think that’s about as good as it can get, and that ain’t bad,” Matthew McConaughey finished in the video.

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