Matthew McConaughey wants boys to take a little time to think about their hopes and dreams.
On Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actor, 52, opened up to fans in a video about the magazine’s virtues, urging men to be more open about their feelings through the power of writing.
“Look, I’ve had a lot of my male friends, dudes, say, ‘Nah I don’t want to do a diary, man. Dudes don’t keep a diary.’ Yes, we do and I’ll tell you why,” he begins the video message. “Any of you out there [who] work daily to be a better man, where you want to go, things you want to achieve in life – to be better fathers, to be better friends, to be better in our career – write them down.”
McConaughey argues that when we begin to write down our aspirations for life, we “become objective about what we want to achieve. [and] what we are pursuing.”
“It’s like a personal contract with ourselves that we can look at — or not look at — to keep us on track and get us where we want to go,” he says. “Here you go, my friends. Get yourself a journal and pull out a pen.”
The father of three certainly has a lot of thoughts and aspirations to be in journalism, especially when it comes to fatherhood.
Last year, the actor – who shares his children with wife Camila Alves McConaughey – opened up about how he felt “immortal” when he became a parent for the first time.
“The first baby born – that was a huge blow for me,” he told Mayim Bialik on her mental health podcast, Mayim Bialik’s breakdown. “I remember [thinking] by myself, i was like, I had just died. So biologically, but even more than that, this is it. This is what I dreamed of being all my life – not to die, but to be a father.”
“I have also tried to evolve as a parent,” he continued. “I don’t judge my parents or how they did it right or wrong or ‘Oh, you can’t do it like that anymore.’ I try to instill the same values that my parents did in us. I try to do it in different ways. Do we have much longer discussions with our children?
Adding that while he and his wife raise their kids a little differently than his own parents did, “Are we doing it better? I don’t know. We’ll see how the kids go out there . [as adults in the world].”
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