Do you know the boy with one expression? Will Smith’s son? Anyways, Jaden Smith, 15, movie star of such blockbuster hits like After Earth and Karate Kid, said in capitalized letters on Twitter last week, that: “If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society.” As Jaden Tweeted via phone, he added, “Everybody Get Off Your Phones And Go Do What You Actually Wanna Do.”
"People Use To Ask Me What Do You Wanna Be When You Get Older And I Would Say What A Stupid Question The Real Question Is What Am I Right Now," Jaden added. "All The Rules In This World Were Made By Someone No Smarter Than You. So Make Your Own."
"If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth."
Perhaps Jaden's view on school is much different than his parents'. According to Radar Online, back in 2008, Will Smith, 44, and his wife Jada Smith, 41, founded the New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas, California. It was a new type of private elementary school that taught on a curriculum influenced by Scientology. It shut down last June.
In May, The Sun newspaper had an interview with Will Smith, in which he said that his son requested for his 15th birthday to be “emancipated.” Shortly after that interview, there was an outburst in the media, to which Jaden clarified his father’s statements on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. “I’m not going anywhere. Everything at [Will Smith’s] house is free. So I can get anything and everything I want at his house. So I think I’m going to be there for 20 [to] 30 more years. [Will Smith] says as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies then I have to get my own house.”
Below, are the snipped clips of Jaden's sage-like Twitter updates concerning the issue of school:
Will Smith's son? Famous Hollywood child actor and singer?
Everybody reads it, right?
Didn't Steve Jobs say something similar?
Food? Change my diaper?
You know, Chomsky talked about this once.
Do you think there is merit to Jaden's words?
You can get Jaden Smith’s latest mix tape, The Cool Café, here.
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