Jaden Smith took to Twitter to express his feelings about education and according to the young star, school is nothing but a “tool to brainwash the youth.” In addition, he claimed that “if everybody in the world dropped out of school we would have a much more intelligent society.”
The Smith family has been in the middle of all sorts of unusual controversy lately, and while it is possible to defend some of the unconventional subjects they discuss, encouraging children to drop out of school is a different story.
As time progresses, it’s become more and more obvious that secondary education isn’t a necessity for success for everyone. Several of the world’s most innovative people, including Microsoft’s chairman Bill Gates and founder Paul Allen, and even Facebook founder Tom Anderson never earned a college degree. However, that does not suggest that education isn’t still a very important thing to have.
For every college and high school dropout success story, there are hundreds of other dropout stories that are far more common – stories that end with homelessness, drug abuse, and unemployment.
Ironically if it wasn’t for Jaden’s famous parents, it’s likely the young star would be struggling through life himself considering that he’s failed to have a successful acting career and his music career still hasn’t become even slightly relevant in the American market.
Either way, the 15-year-old is convinced that education is just a complete waste of time.
He also encouraged his fans to step away from their phones and technology, and go out into the world to do whatever it is they really want to do in life.
“Everybody get off your phones and go do what you actually wanna do,” he tweeted.
With Jaden so shamelessly bashing education, you can’t help but wonder what he thinks about the school his parents founded back in 2008.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith founded the New Village Leadership Academy in California, although the school was shut down in June.
For some added irony, it seems as if Jaden was busy on his phone tweeting about education while his younger sister was actually living the words he preached.
Willow Smith’s career isn’t huge in the music industry yet either, but it’s certainly much more relevant than her brother’s as she took to the Queen Latifah Show to perform her latest track, “Summer Fling.”
The song is arguably less than age-appropriate for the 12-year-old singer, but nobody has made a huge fuss about it just yet – not even her parents who are actually the show’s executive producers.
In the midst of all the drama, however, Jada took to her Facebook to share her usual words of wisdom with her friends and followers.
While the Facebook post is believed to be supporting Jaden’s tweet about dropping out of school, it honestly just seems like yet another Jada Facebook rant – nothing more, nothing less.
She began the post by telling her fans that she woke up feeling inspired to share her thoughts before explaining that everyone makes mistakes.
“We continually forget that life is about discovering ourselves and our purpose,” she wrote. “We spend so much time criticizing one another for the decisions or inevitable pitfalls along the way that we forget that making mistakes, falling, failing and getting up again is exactly what life is about.”
She went on to say that “none of us have it all together” and we should stop criticizing one another because of that.
With that being said, we aren’t really sure how reports directly linked Jada’s Facebook post to Jaden’s tweets other than the fact that they are both social media rants that come out of the blue.