As the commencement speaker for the class of 2015 at the University of Houston, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey advised the graduates that life is “not fair” and it “won’t ever be,” and urged them to not adopt the mentality that they are “a victim” and entitled to things.
“Life’s not fair, it never was, it isn’t now and it won’t ever be,” McConaughey, a Texas native, told the graduates on May 15.
He also told them, “Do not fall into the trap, the entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.”
McConaughey, who started his acting career in television commercials in the early 1990s, also gave the graduating students some advise on jobs and the economy.