Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Jaden and Willow smith are NOT your ordinary 'celebrity kids'

By now you must have read the viral interview of Jaden/Willow smith and  yes, not one thing they said made complete sense.
If you read the New York Times T Magazine's joint interview with Jaden and Willow Smith — the first time the teenage children of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith had ever been interviewed together — and thought "Who do these kids think they are?" you weren't alone.

The responses from the aspiring 14-year-old and 16-year-old musicians were so self-aware, they seemed befitting of subjects well beyond their combined 30 years.
While most girls her age are worrying about boys, crushes, mindless TV shows and social circles, Willow’s got her mind on quantum physics, the concept of time, and prana energy.

Here are the 7 most memorable quotes from the interview:
1 - Willow and Jaden on Time
"I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist," Willow said.
"It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds," Jaden said.
2 - Jaden on Apples and Duality
"Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities," Jaden said.
3 - Willow on Her Classic Hit, "Whip My Hair"
"'Whip My Hair' was a great thing. When I look back I think, “Wow, I did so much for young black girls and girls around the world. Telling them that they can be themselves and to not be afraid to be themselves.” And I’m doing that now but in a whole different way, coming from source energy and universal truths," she said about her and her brother's new music.
4 - Willow on Writing Her Own Novels
"There are no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing," Willow said.
"Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was 6," Jaden said.
5 - Willow on Her and Jaden's Sound
"Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good," she said.
6 - Jaden and Willow on Breathing and Babies
"When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down," Jaden said. "It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember."
"When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world," Willow said.
7 - Willow and Jaden on Education, Including Driver's Ed
"School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to," Jaden said. "Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty."
"They never want to do anything, they’re so tired," Willow added.
"You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out," Jaden continued.
Bonus - Jaden on the Future
"I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet," Jaden said.

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