A dozen people could tell you about their driving values, but words of wisdom hit differently when they come from one of your heroes. In honor of Father’s Day, Matthew McConaughey challenged his friends to share the most important values from their OG heroes – their dads. But first, McConaughey shared the life-changing wisdom passed down by his own father.
In the video McConaughey shared on Instagram, the actor begins by discussing the significance of values. Values are, he explains, “Beliefs that we have for ourselves. Beliefs that we can rely on in a pinch when we’re lost, frustrated, confused. Values govern our daily interactions. They define our expectations not only of ourselves but usually of what we expect others to do as well.”
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McConaughey goes on to explain that the values his dad instilled in him from a young age helped him become who he is today. Specifically, the importance of giving everything you try 100%. According to McConaughey (and his dad), if you half-ass things, you’ll never know what could have been if only you’d given it your all.
Following the dad-inspired pep talk from McConaughey himself, the actor reveals that several of his friends had shared their dadvice as well – timeless values and wisdom shared by their own fathers. McConaughey posted Guy Fieri’s response on Twitter, a video in which the star chef shares some important secondhand advice from his dad.
“When I was a kid my dad used to quote Kenny Rogers,” Fieri began, “and he said ‘you gotta know when to hold ’em, and you gotta know when to fold ’em’ – basically saying ‘don’t back up a stupid position, kid.’ If you did something wrong and you made a mistake, apologize, handle it, and move on.”
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) June 10, 2021
“Also give a good firm handshake and look people in the eye when you’re talking to ’em,” Fieri concluded. “Same values that I pass on to my kids.”