Video: The Wisdom of Will Smith

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Aside from being a hilarious and talented entertainer, Will Smith has a tremendous desire for others to live greater lives.  It’s funny how people anticipate “money shot” Q&A from celebrities about who they’re dating, what they’re driving, etc.  In this montage of several interviews, it’s clear that Mr. Smith has been past the trivial rubbish for a while… and has been generously providing viewers with meaningful content about secrets to success for years.

It is wonderful to see an uber-successful celebrity using fame to inspire millions of others- because in the end it’s all about paying it forward to others.

One of the quoted highlights of the video:

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.  What’s the point of being realistic?  It’s unrealistic to walk into a room and flip a switch, and lights come on.  That’s unrealistic. Fortunately, Edison didn’t think so.  It’s unrealistic to think you’re gonna bend a piece of metal, and fly people over the ocean, in that metal.  That’s unrealistic!  But fortunately, the Wright brothers and others didn’t believe that.  And it just seems like such a ridiculous- ridiculous- idea to me, to embrace the idea that ‘It’s not gonna happen’ and ‘That’s not real‘…as SOON as you say it, now you’ve just made that real.”

One Comment on “Video: The Wisdom of Will Smith”

  1. I LOVE Will Smith so much. And it’s for things like this that I love him. He is so well-rounded. And it’s not often for someone to be a Hollywood superstar and for people to say that they are “inspirational.” Will really is just that way 🙂

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