We all know that Scott Fitzgerald once famously said that “the rich are different from you and me”. But it often seems as though the rich movie stars are adding an extra dimension to his observation. And today I’ve run into an interview with Will Smith’s kids, which provides new evidence.
Willow, 14, and Jaden, 16, spoke with The New York Times about, among other things, Prana energy (meditation), school being overrated and about Willow’s ability to control time.
The Smith siblings also explain that “life is meditation” and inform us that babies “remember” when they are born. Asked what themes “recur” in their music, Jaden replies “the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else” and Willow talks about the feeling of being in a “holographic reality that a higher consciousness made”. Being occupied with such lofty interests, it should come as no surprise that the teens feel as though school is not the right place for them. Willow elaborates:
I went to school for one year. It was the best experience but the worst experience. The best experience because I was, like, “Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.” But it was the worst experience because I was depressed.
Got it? But wait, they were just getting started… (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Jaden Smith, 16, and Willow Smith, 14, talk quantum physics, their ability to control time and why school is useless in the new issue of The New York Times Style Magazine T.
2. ‘I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please’: Willow claims she can control time in a new interview with T Magazine.
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 driverΓÇÖs ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I canΓÇÖt see how driver’s ed is really helping them out.
Here’s the deal: 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.
And now we come to the really important stuff. Willow made the claim that time is a concept that she can control with her mind. She explained:
I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please. That’s how I know it doesn’t exist.
And she may only be fourteen years old, but Willow already misses her days as a baby:
When they’re in the stomach, [babies are] so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world … As they grow up, they start losing.
Oh, and Willow doesn’t like novels — she writes her own. Her brother explains:
Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was six.
And you thought your kids were saying and doing weird stuff…
3. Jaden is currently reading The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life and ‘ancient texts; things that can’t be pre-dated’.
4. Willow, Jaden, Will and Jada at a premiere in Toronto in 2012.
5. Willow, 14, claims she has make time go ‘fast or slow, however I please’.
And here are Willow and Jaden Smith at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
Source: The New York Times.
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