Children of celebrities are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. They enjoy all the luxuries their wealthy parents can buy. They are protected from the outside world 24/7. It’s almost like they live in a fantasy world of their own. This is probably why the media and the public just can’t get enough of these famous kids.
Recently, the son and daughter of superstar couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith did a joint interview for the very first time with T Magazine. What make such an encounter quite bizarre are the answers that Jaden and Willow gave.
Willow Smith, the 14-year old daughter of Will and Jada Smith whose debut single “Whip My Hair,” went platinum before she even became a teenager, quips that the gift of life is “looking at nature and being like, ‘Wow, I am so lucky to have a body and to breathe and to be able to look at this.’” Then, older brother Jaden, the 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith who starred in the box office hit ‘Karate Kid’, added, “And the huge, terrible thing the world would be missing by not expressing yourself.”
Here are some parts of the interview:
Question: What have you been reading?
Willow: Quantum physics. Osho.
Jaden: “The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life” and ancient texts; things that can’t be pre-dated.
Q: I’m curious about your experience of time. Do you feel like life is moving really quickly? Is your music one way to sort of turn it over and reflect on it?
Willow: 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.
Jaden: 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. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.
Willow: Because living.
Jaden: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.
Willow: It’s the action of it.
Question: How have you gotten better?
Willow: Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad.
Jaden: Exactly. 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. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That’s not a duality consciousness. And you can’t listen to your mind in those times — it’ll tell you what you think and also what other people think.
Willow: And then you think about what you think, which is very dangerous.
After the interview was aired and posted online, Twitter world went on a frenzy. Some consider the answers given by the famous siblings to be so self-aware and beyond their years, while others are thinking “Who do these kids think they are?”
How about you? What do you think of the interview?