Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Matthew McConaughey
- Publish date: 20 October 2020
- Language: English
- Genre: Rich & Famous Biographies, Success Self-Help Personal Transformation Self-Help
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 114 MB
- Pages: 304
- Price: Free
- ISBN: 978-05931339134
I’VE BEEN IN THIS LIFE for fifty years, trying to work out its riddle for
forty-two, and keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirtyfive. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that
made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. Thirty-five
years of realizing, remembering, recognizing, gathering, and jotting
down what has moved me or turned me on along the way. How to be
fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less.
How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to get what I want.
How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
I never wrote things down to remember; I always wrote things
down so I could forget. The idea of revisiting my life and musings was
a daunting one; I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy the company. Recently, I
worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries and have a look
at the thirty-five years of writing about who I’ve been over the last
fifty. And you know what? I enjoyed myself more than I thought I
would. I laughed, I cried, I realized I had remembered more than I
expected, and forgot less.
What did I find? I found stories I witnessed and experienced,
lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, answers to
questions I had, reminders of questions I still have, affirmations for
certain doubts, beliefs about what matters, theories on relativity, and a
whole bunch of bumperstickers.
* I found consistent ways that I
approached life that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still.
I found a reliable theme.
So, I packed up those journals and took a one-way ticket to solitary
confinement in the desert, where I began writing what you hold now:
an album, a record, a story of my life so far.
Things I witnessed, dreamed, chased, gave and received.
Truth bombs that interrupted my space and time in ways I could
Contracts I have made with myself, many of which I live up to, most
of which I still pursue.
These are my sights and seens, felts and figured outs, cools and
Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality.
Initiations, invitations, calibrations, and graduations.
Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets trying to
dance between the raindrops.
Rites of passage.
All between or on the other sides of persistence and letting go, on
the way to the science of satisfaction in this great experiment called
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead
of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s
license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing
through the tears.
It’s a love letter.
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