2013 12/08

Who would have thought, Ashton Kutcher offers words to live by.

I’ve always been a fan of Ashton Kutcher. Sure, he seems like twelve year old boy trapped in a man’s body at  times (or most times), but he’d done well as an actor.

Ok, it got a little weird there with his relationship and then break-up with Demi Moore but he seems to have come out of that with his dignity still in tact and without smearing her’s.

And then he walked onto the stage at the Teen Choice Awards last night {confession :: yes, we watched it…yes, the kids were already in bed}. And he nailed it.

 

He didn’t just nail it for kids. He had so many great points…

“I believe opportunity looks a lot like work.”

I’m pretty sure I just said something similar to this this past weekend. “The harder you work, the luckier you get!”

“I never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. Every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job before I had my next job.”

I truly believe that if people were not afraid of a little hard work, this world would be a different place.

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap.”

Please, ladies, understand this. Really understand this.

“Steve Jobs said when you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way that it is, and that your life is to live your life inside the world and try not to get into too much trouble. But life can be a lot broader than that when you realize one simple thing, and that is that everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. You can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life. Don’t live one; build one.”

Who want’s to live in a box anyhow? Not me.

No, I’m not putting Ashton (or Chris) Kutcher on a pedestal. He’s still a person (and quite possibly still a 12 year old boy in a man’s body) and will have his less than stellar moments and choices. But, for now, he nailed that.

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2 Comments

  • Have to admit that we watched it too and I actually teared up. It seems he is coming full circle in recognizing the many types of characters he has played and yet telling young people who he is in real life and what is important to him. A great message.

  • I agree, Katie! I’d love to hear him share more of his personal story so teens see that it’s not this easy rockstar life. That he actually had jobs. Jobs that weren’t so glamorous!

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