McConaughey's Wisdom: Joy is the Process, Happiness is the Destination

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Matthew McConaughey, a prominent figure both on and off the screen, is a familiar face at UT football games, where he passionately engages with fans from start to finish.

Hailing from Uvalde, Texas, McConaughey earned his Bachelor of Science in Radio Television Film from UT and now resides in Austin with his wife, Camila, and their three children, making him a notable member of the community.

Beyond his roles as a husband and father, McConaughey is celebrated as an actor and serves as a Master of Culture Professor at UT.

 

In 2019, he expanded his involvement in the Austin community by becoming a minority owner of Austin FC, a Major League Soccer team that has enjoyed significant success since its debut in 2021.

            McConaughey, an accomplished author, shared his insights and experiences in his 2020 memoir, "Greenlights," a captivating read for those seeking inspiration.

Alongside his wife, Camila, McConaughey established the Just Keep Living Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering high school students by equipping them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices, thereby shaping a better future.

Venturing into the spirits industry, McConaughey introduced his own tequila brand, Pantalones Tequila. Additionally, he launched the program "Highway to More," offering a meaningful journey for many to embark upon.

Recently, McConaughey shared a powerful insight: "Joy is a process of living. Happiness is the destination."  This philosophy mirrors his broad perspective on life and deeply resonates with me. It emphasizes that living joyfully is an ongoing path of personal growth and fulfillment, always aiming for the destination of happiness.

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Comments (24)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and thank you for the information on Matthew and it sounds like a person that I like to follow.  Make it a great start to the week.

 

Nov 27, 2023 09:36 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I like that he does not allow himself to be force fed the garbage that so many actors feel compelled to spew. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I'm very proud to call him a fellow Texan and have a T-shirt from his Just Keep Living Foundation. It is refreshing to see a celebrity who is NOT All Hat and No Cattle!!!

Nov 27, 2023 10:33 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie,

I love this!  Matthew McConaughey is one of my favorite actors.  He gives common sense advice.  You are so right.  That insight is truly powerful.  

Nov 27, 2023 11:18 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it is always to hear that a celebrity on the level of Matthew McConaughey is involved in positive ways in the community they live in.

Nov 27, 2023 11:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Will Hamm ,

Mathew is his own person and not caught up in the hollywood drama!

Nov 27, 2023 02:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I totally agree Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty ..he is out making a difference for others!

Nov 27, 2023 02:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You are so right Kathy Streib. He has a 1978 Ford LTD with Boss Hogg-sized Longhorns mounted on the hood that he might arrive in the stadium on game day! Fans love him!

Nov 27, 2023 02:54 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ,

His wife is such an inspiration to him and their 3 kids mean the world to them. They both are living a life with a conscious effort to help others. 

Nov 27, 2023 02:56 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It is rare George Souto but Matthew is doing it!  Residents love him and what he brings to the table.

Nov 27, 2023 02:57 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

What an amazing spirit Matthew has become. The video is too funny, Dorie...they both seemed to have left their pantelones in a different location...LOL!

Nov 27, 2023 04:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm a McConaughey fan.  And, I love that quote: "Joy is the process. . .Happiness is the destination."

Nov 27, 2023 08:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 27, 2023 08:28 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

He really has become an amazing spirit Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Nov 27, 2023 09:20 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,

I thought it was a powerful quote!

Nov 27, 2023 09:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat for the featured post....most appreciated!

Nov 27, 2023 09:22 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Absolutely spot on Dorie. Thank you for sharing this with us 😎

Nov 27, 2023 09:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you for stopping by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and commenting.

Nov 27, 2023 09:43 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Dorie,
McConaughey is on a relatively short list of celebrities I admire for their common sense. You are fortunate to have him and his family in Austin.

Nov 28, 2023 05:23 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He seems like a good man, although I have never known him personally and likely never will, haha.  I have always enjoyed his movies though.

Nov 28, 2023 05:59 AM