Willow Smith can make time go as fast or slow as she wants.
Willow and Jaden Smith don’t think time exists.
The siblings are the children of Hollywood stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and are already forging their own music and film careers. Thanks to that they’ve given a joint interview in which they discuss their lives, and their unusual views on the way the world works.
“I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist,” Willow, 14, told T magazine.
Her 16-year-old brother added: “It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.”
“Because living,” Willow elaborated.
Will and Jada are known for being hands off parents, preferring their children to experience life rather than be ordered around and live by tough rules. Will had previously said they don’t believe in punishing their kids and want them to make their own mistakes, with their relaxed methods resulting in Jaden saying he wanted to be emancipated last year.
This has led to the teenagers having an unusual relationship with school. Willow went for a year but it wasn’t for her, while Jaden doesn’t see it as something only children benefit from.
“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,” Willow explained.
Her sibling added: "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.
“Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty…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.”
Jaden added his main life goal is to be the “most craziest person of all time” and the most “durable”.
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Tuesday, 18. November 2014