‘Yellowstone’ star Kevin Costner, who’s a dad of 7, says he’s ‘like any other parent trying to figure it out’
I’m not going to say who or what “gives” me energy, but it doesn’t come in a pill. It comes from a good job, a nice home, a regular paycheck, and a wonderful family. Most of the times, I’m okay with that! I do what’s necessary to feed and clothe and keep a roof over my family’s head. Then I make damn sure my wife is doing the same in return.
However, sometimes my drive to be good at my job makes me think I’m good at my job. I become arrogant. I become arrogant enough to think that I’m above the needs of my family. When they complain, I lose my cool. I lose my cool enough to yell at them! Then I do it again when they do complain. I do it again when they complain about me. Before long, I lose count of the number of times I’ve lost my cool. What was the point in all the yelling? Did I even care?
So, I’ve been told since I was a kid that I got lucky in my career. That maybe I should be grateful I’ve been able to make it through my life without getting fired. I’m always taught to be thankful, but I never learned the lessons that led me to where I am now. That lesson, apparently, is “Stop trying to be everybody’s favorite and instead be yourself.”
I know this means different things to different people. Even for me, there’s a time and place for me to be a show-off and a time and place for me to be a real person. That’s why I don’t have a TV in my house. I have the remote, and that’s enough. I don’t need