Jaden Smith recently blessed GQ with an interview, and in doing so, blessed the world with a plethora of new Jaden Smith quotes to enjoy and savour and embroider on pillows to keep forever.
The 17-year-old rapper-slash-actor-slash-unknowable celestial being addressed the widely-held perception that he’s a bit … let’s say ‘eccentric’, telling the magazine:
“It’s fun, bro. That’s what a lot of people don’t realize. It’s so much fun. It’s the best thing. People think you’re crazy – I feel like it’s an honor, actually, for people to think I’m crazy. Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I’m saying? I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.”
He also told the world what he and sister Willow get up to all day:
“Me and my sister started this initiative called Mystery School. It dates back to like ancient Egypt, ancient Greece – like Plato, Pythagoras, all these students had mystery schools. And what they learned in there was sacred. They would learn the math and sciences of that generation, and then they would build the cities and give that energy and that knowledge to the other people. And a lot of stuff they would keep really, really to themselves. Like, you couldn’t say the word dodecahedron, which is just a shape, outside of one of the mystery schools or they would, like, kill you or whatever. Because it was such a sacred shape.”
Life for Jaden and Willow is basically one big science experiment:
“Me and Willow are scientists, so everything for us is a scientific test upon humanity. And luckily we’re put in a position where we can affect large groups of human beings at one time … And that’s what I really encourage kids to do, is learn the things that you want to learn, because then not only will school become fun, but it will make your dreams come true. I rarely go to parties. My whole life is just dedicated on learning and breaking like, the craziest records of life, and being like one of the craziest human beings to ever exist. I’ll go to college. I want to set up office at MIT just so I can learn and bring in new technologies into the world.”
You’d better enjoy these Jaden Smith interviews while you can, though, because in a decade’s time, he plans to be living off the grid and popping up in random spots like Banksy:
“No one will know where I am in ten years. They’ll see me pop up, but they’ll be like, ‘Where’d you come from?’ No one will know. No one will know where I’m at. No one will know who I’m with. No one will know what I’m doing. I’ve been planning that since I was like 13 … It’ll be kind of like Banksy. But in a different way. More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations. It’ll be like, ‘This just happened that helped a bunch of people over here. We don’t know who did it, but these symbols and things were left around, so we can only guess that it’s Jaden and the squad.’ You know what I’m saying? So I’m just dedicating my whole life to helping the world.”
You can check the whole interview, which is the best and least jaded thing you’ll read all day, over at GQ.
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