Jaden Smith and sister Willow are the stars of Interview Magazine’s latest issue and in usual Smith children fashion the brother and sister shares views beyond their years with a mix of their ever present quirkiness. Interviewed by Pharrell Williams, yes that Pharrell, the smith kids talk about everything from happiness to money and social media.
Willow on using social media to elevate people’s consciousness:
There’s people, like me and Jaden, who want to utilize social media to elevate the consciousness of those people who feel like all they want from social media is to be famous. [laughs] Like, you can actually be a voice. You can actually say something that’s inspiring and not just make people feel like you need to buy things and be a certain way.
Jaden on happiness and money:
It’s good to be happy and tell us how cool your life is and how awesome you are on social media. That’s great because it inspires other people to be happy, too. But a lot of times, people are trying to be happy in the wrong ways—with money or with different things that are not true happiness. It’s leading people down a rabbit hole that actually doesn’t exist. So people think like, “Yo, once I get this money and these cars and stuff, I’ma be so happy.” But that’s not true. And I feel like that’s why it’s very important to educate people on different things while you are actually on social media.