Last week I reflected on this interview without including the judgement of others.
After all they are children not adults.
Willow Smith and Jayden Smith were interviewed by Time Magazine and I have a positive reaction but I am not shocked. I like their perspectives on school, life, time, music and energy. from my perspective they are intriguing artists and they are privileged. As an artist myself it seems as though that they are really young and are testing out who they would like to be. Yes, they are young but that is what makes their perspective honest and unique.
Jayden has a unconventional way of thinking based on many of his responses. He commented on education and school by stating "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 driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out."
Here is the thing I understand his logic and it makes sense that the things that do not make sense are a normally in society. Part of functioning in the real world as an adult is following the rules of society even the ones that do not necessarily make sense. Jaylen is privilege and young but I believe that this concept is a lesson that would be difficult for him to grasp if he is not flexible in his thinking.
Willow's one response on how she has gotten better goes as followed, "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."
Overall out of all the responses I love willows response! Just like I said yesterday, artist should care less and less of what people think. In addition, artist should care less of what they think of their art work. Although, I am still compelled to know how art my makes people feel.
The two teenagers are so young and have so much growing up to do but I understand they are a cool in their own way even if they were are privileged .
If it is one thing I can learn from Willow is that, like her, I really should right my own novel. It is true that there are not a lot of books that I like that are good in general. If I do not like the books that are considered good I should write some great ones for myself. Willow was not as vocal and opinionated as her brother but I liked her responses better than anything else.
Anywho, I still like their creative ways of thinking. their perspective gives of the feeling of freedom and life. I am not sure as to how to itterate that to you but that is what I get.