Chris “Aston” Kutcher gave a very inspiring speech on Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards. It seems his recent role as Steve Jobs has had a deep influence on him. He passed on to these young people three keys for life maybe all of us could use:
- Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.
- The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous.
- Everything around us we call “life” was made up by people no smarter than you and you can build your own things.
“Build your own life other people can live in.”
It’s great to see a young man at 35 realize his huge influence over young people and at least attempt to inspire them to live beyond their egos. As he said in this second tip:
“Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it.”
I had the opportunity to work with Ashton’s sister, who is a teacher, a few years ago on a project to teach enlightenment to children in the most challenging cities. I can tell you, they really seem to be very genuinely caring people, especially about children.
In a world where we are being conditioned to follow our own egos because we can’t trust anyone to be our role models, it’s great to see a young man at least take a shot at trying to inspire people. Of course, many will attack him, look for his flaws, so that he cannot inspire anyone. It has one wonder why the media circus is so against any form of real inspiration other can cat videos.
If we can take off our glasses of judgement and imperfection, we might find great inspiration in this short video:
Brief highlights in this CBS News article: http://cbsn.ws/17vBs3F