Will Smith's kids know far more about life and the universe than you do.



Jaden and Willow Smith – the teenage children of Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith – have given an exclusive joint interview to T Magazine.

And it’s amazing. Or insane. Quite possible both. We’re not sure.

While Australian teenagers are drinking UDLs and playing Tony Hawk (DISCLAIMER: we haven’t been teenagers for a while now – they still do those things, right?), these young celebrity go-getters are philosophising at a level well beyond their meagre years.

In the interview, which has been doing the viral rounds today, Jaden, 16, declares his intention to be “the most craziest person of all time.”

If this profile piece is anything to go by, he might just get there.


The siblings, who will both release new albums this month, chat to an interviewer (who one can only assume is now having an existential crisis) about what inspires their music, their favourite reads, the passage of time, quantum physics…

You know, kid stuff.

First off the siblings reveal some of the themes behind their latest tracks. For Jaden, it’s “the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else.”

Because of course it is.

For 14-year-old Willow, best known for her platinum hit Whip my hairit’s “the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made.”


All I can say is, you’ve come along way baby.

When asked about their experience of time, this is what the teens had to say:

WILLOW: 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.

JADEN: 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.

WILLOW: Because living.

JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.

WILLOW: It’s the action of it.

ON GROWING UP and how’re they’re doing it.

WILLOW: Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad.

JADEN: Exactly. Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad.


When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That’s not a duality consciousness. And you can’t listen to your mind in those times — it’ll tell you what you think and also what other people think.

WILLOW: And then you think about what you think, which is very dangerous.

ON SCHOOL and why it’s a waste of time.

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.


Oh to be young and care free, your hair whipping back and forth in the wind.

IDK, either.

Really though, it’s probably not THAT surprising that the children of the Fresh Prince know a little something about time.

Tick tick tick tick. BOOM.