You have probably seen or heard of this video of Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards that recently went viral with over 3 million views already on Youtube. The media is awash with why this is one of the most effective speeches ever delivered and more so, coming from a Hollywood head.Not your usual expectation. Well, sometimes you find wisdom in the rarest of places.
Standing in front of a chorus of girls’ prepubescent screams, the man they call Kutcher said that he felt like a fraud.
“My real name isn’t even Ashton. Ashton’s my middle name,” the actor said. “My first name’s Chris. It always has been. It got changed when I was like 19 and I became an actor. But there are some really amazing things I learned when I was Chris. And I wanted to share those things with you guys because I think it helped me be here today.”
What are those three things?
- Living life
According to Ashton, the idea of living life was one of the things he learnt while making the ‘Jobs’ movie. Quoting Jobs, Ashton relays his message to the screaming audience:
“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 and maybe get an education and get a job and make some money and have a family. 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 who are no smarter than you. And you can build your own things, you can build your own life that other people can live in.”