Ashton Kutcher Interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres … “I think the only thing that can be below you, is to not having a job.”
It is hard to believe sometimes that Ashton Kutcher is a liberal …
I have not always been an Ashton Kutcher fan. I really don’t like most of his movies, but then again they are not meant for my demographic. But I have to say that lately I have found a new found respect for him. Ashton Kutcher is highly influential with the youth of today and his speech at the Teen Choice Awards was one that all parents should make sure their teens and tweens watch. Kutcher appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this past week and followed up on his powerful and important words to teens regarding what is truly important in life. One of the most important takeaways that an entitlement generation could hear from Kutcher was as follows, ” …They don’t want to get a job at where ever because they feel its below them. I think the only thing that can be below you, is to not having a job.”
“It was funny, I was going on the show to receive this like lifetime achievement for Teen Choice Awards and I thought it was kind of like, I don’t know if I’ll ever get a Teen Choice Award again. It just felt like an opportunity to be honest.
I think that so much of what we see in the world today is this sort of propaganda machine around fame and around celebrity — and I actually think that there are some kids in the world that grow up today that think, ‘When I grow up I want to be famous’ instead of, ‘When I grow up I want to do something, I want to build something, I want to create something.”
Kutcher said he wanted to move away from the award show tradition of essentially “propagating the fame machine.” So, rather than following the Hollywood blueprint, he went off-script in an effort to use his influence to do some good.
“I thought that it was a valuable moment to actually let them know that … working hard and being thoughtful and generous and smart — it’s a path to a better life,” Kutcher added.
The actor took particular aim at a number of societal phenomena, including a push for fame just for the sake of fame and an influx of people who are entitled and simply don’t want to work hard.
Watch Ashton Kutcher’s original speech from The Teen Choice Awards, one that many in the audience probably never expected. However, many of the teen girls in the audience were to concerned with screaming and telling Ashton they loved him. However, Chris went on to tell the audience the following:
- I believe opportunity looks a lot like hard work. I never had a job in my life that I was better than.
- The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart and being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you!
- Build a life, don’t live one.