Matthew McConaughey turned 47 on Friday, and while the Interstellar star "just keeps getting older," it's important to remember that each passing year brings new wisdom and McConaughey-isms that we as a society are better for having.
It can be difficult to put into words what we love about the enigmatic celebrity, especially because most times, no one says it better than the man himself.
5. How he analyzed his children -- Levi, 8, Vida, 6, and Livingston, 3 -- on a truly deep level that we could never be capable of.
"[Levi is] the architect. Levi observes, Vida sees, Livingston does," he told People in June. "[Levi is] the most considerate person I know but he loves to measure the anatomy of the situation. Very much a perfectionist like me. Vida just makes sense of situations. She cuts right to the nut of the answer real quick…Then Livingston is the doer. He's the monarch."
6. And then taught us how to fall for the person you love over and over again.
"Jones. A club on Sunset Blvd," McConaughey revealed to People of the place he and wife Camila Alves first met. "I've been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years, and never wanting to go on a date with anyone else."
7. When he taught us to never forget when it's time to kick back.