Maybe the Children Shouldn't Be Our Future: Jaden Smith Says Things
It’s always disappointing when you learn someone you enjoy as a performer might just be an unrelenting idiot. That’s pretty much what has happened with Will Smith. And he’s turned out to be my favorite kind of stupid, the “I am impossibly super fucking smart you guys” stupid. This seems to have infected his son, Jaden, who is 15 years old and a moron.
Well done, person raised with enough money to never actually need to go to school and learn a trade, with an impressionable fanbase who already hate school because they’re annoyed by having to read The Grapes of Wrath because ew, gross, breast milk. And, no, newborn babies would not be the most intelligent people on the planet, Jaden. You know why? BECAUSE THEY’RE FUCKING BABIES.
Here’s the thing, I KNOW we were all fucking morons at 15. Of course we were. But because he’s famous, because his parents are also famous and probably crazy and because he is being raised in a religion entirely devised around nothing but pure and utter insanity, I don’t see this getting better. Also, he’s super besticles with Justin Bieber and dates one of the Jenner-Kardashians, so the force is strong on this one.
Also, why wouldn’t he think this way? He’s apparently never been punished in his whole life. From The Sun:
Will says: “We generally don’t believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life.
I think it’s a much more difficult question to ask someone — ‘Why was that right?’ — than to try to show them why it was wrong.
“Nobody wants to be wrong, all parts of yourself fight like crazy to not be wrong. So I’ll say to Jaden, ‘Why was that the right thing to do for your life?’ and if he can explain why kicking his sister in the chest was the right thing to do, we can see to it that he understands that it wasn’t so smart.”
That is an absolutely superb way of thinking for literally anyone in the world except a goddamn 5-year-old child because have you ever had to try and have a conversation with one of those? Nonsense.
So, take a rich, ultra-entitled child and NEVER punish him. You know what happens? I don’t know. But his friend has a leopard-print car so I feel like things don’t go up from there.
This is why having children is terrifying. Not that I’m not scared my kid won’t walk out in front of a bus or get the West Nile or something, but mostly, I’m afraid of this. The dumbass teenager period, during which I will become Red Foreman with better hair. Ugh.