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Oscar-Winning Actor Gives the Hard Truth to Grads: ‘Life’s Not Fair, It Never Was, It Won’t Ever Be’

"Do not fall into the trap, the entitlement trap, of feeling like you're a victim. You are not."

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey delivered an inspiring message to graduates at the University of Houston last week, warning them not to fall into the "entitlement trap."

Speaking at the University of Houston commencement ceremony, the "Dallas Buyers Club" actor did not sugarcoat his message for the graduates.

"Life's not fair, it never was, it isn't now and it won't ever be," McConaughey said Friday.

The Texas native added, "Do not fall into the trap, the entitlement trap, of feeling like you're a victim. You are not."

McConaughey also spoke about the value of the degree.

"It's not a ticket, it's not a voucher, it's not a free pass, so I ask the question: what does your college degree mean?" he said.

According to reports, McConaughey received a standing ovation from graduates and those attending the ceremony.

The Oscar-winning actor received praise for his 2014 acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in which he praised God, saying his blessings came from the Almighty and not from any "human hand."

(H/T: CNS News)

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