Jaden and Willow Smith: School Is Useless, 'We Can Control Time'

Jaden and Willow Smith: School Is Useless, 'We Can Control Time'

During a recent interview with T Magazine, the children of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith talked about their lifestyles and creative mindsets, and at one point both shared their peculiar opinions on education, calling kids who go to normal schools “teenagery” and “angsty.” 

Willow and Jaden Smith have spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight with father Will Smith and mother Jada Pinkett-Smith guiding their careers. The two, ages 14 and 16, now share some strange opinions on their lives.

The pair divulge the secrets they think set them apart from other kids. 

“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 said when asked if she felt time was moving quickly, and if her music helped her reflect. 

Jaden assisted his younger sister with the question: 

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.

The teenagers’ statements, although more than likely just a mimicry of their daily surroundings, grew more bizarre as the interview continued. 

When asked if the most difficult part of education was the unlearning of things, the siblings were candid in regards to their feelings on education: 

WILLOW: Yes, basically, but the crazy thing is, it doesn’t have to be like that. 

JADEN: 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.

WILLOW: Forever, ‘til the day that we’re in our bed.

JADEN: Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty. 

WILLOW: They never want to do anything, they’re so tired. 

JADEN: 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. 

WILLOW: 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. 

The brother and sister duo also shared their thoughts on quantum physics, eastern philosophy, and their music.

Both Willow and Jaden have released new albums, which came out earlier this month.