JADEN AND WILLOW SMITH TALK ABOUT SCHOOL BEING OVERRATED AND MORE

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“You never learn anything in school.” That’s what Jaden and Willow Smith say. The teens recently sat down with T Magazine to talk about their creativity and music when the subject of education in its institutional form arose.

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“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,” said Jaden.

Little sister Willow also chimed in telling T, “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.”

In addition to sharing their opinions about school, Jaden and Willow talked about their music, which has taken on a more subtle form. “We’re just trying to make music that we think is cool,” said Jaden. “We don’t think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music.” Willow also commented telling the magazine, “The beat is usually what moves me. Or I think of concepts. Then when I hear a beat that is, like, elaborating on that concept, I just go off.”

Willow and Jaden are Will and Jada Smith’s kids.

Photos: T Magazine

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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