WATCH | Matthew McConaughey shares his adorable childhood thoughts about being a father

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Father of three and actor Matthew McConaughey knew he wanted to be a father when he was just eight years old because he thought it was the "greatest success".

The 51-year-old family man recently shared his childhood ideas about parenting on the show, Beyond The Influence Radio with Tim McGraw and told the host that he attributes certain beliefs to his dad. 

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According to the actor, his father had always made him address people as 'sir' or 'ma'am' and he thought the reason he had to use these respectful terms was that they were parents. 

"What went through my mind is, 'Oh, the common denominator about all these men I'm saying 'sir' to is that they're all fathers. That's why they're a 'sir'". 

Explaining further, he said he thought becoming a father would mean he had "made it". 

"That's when you become a sir. That's what success is. It hit me then, and it's never left me". 

Watch the video above for more. 

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