If you haven't, I encourage you to take a little time and watch it.
Though I think he's really coming into his own as an actor (he doesn't just play the dumb guy anymore - i.e. Kelso from That 70's Show or the idiot from Dude Where's My Car), I've never thought much about Ashton Kutcher. He's never played a role where I came away thinking "Wow" - he's super talented.
I also don't really keep up with Hollywood happenings in general. I don't get much more news on the "stars" than what I see in line at the grocery store, or a few headlines here and there on facebook. So, I guess I knew he was with Demi Moore for awhile, though I really don't know much more about him. As far as I know he's not been super outspoken politically (I could be wrong about that and just haven't seen it), which honestly I appreciate. And generally, I view him as a relatively down to earth, non-hot-head (pretty much the opposite of the likes of Kanye West and other morons in show business). Again. I could totally be wrong about that view of him, but that's currently the way I see it.
Regardless of my knowledge about him, I must say that I totally dig that he's talking like this to teens. In my humble opinion things are all too often handed to kids so when they grow into teens/young adults they expect things to continue just being handed to them. It's so refreshing hearing a "grownup" who they obviously admire (they gave him this award, right?) talking like this. He's honest, inspiring, and in the couple short minutes that he speaks, I believe he conveys his message well.
Anyway, I wanted to share this with you all for those who haven't seen it. It's kinda awesome. His points are actually great reminders for us all - even those of us who have "grown up" and are just doing our best to make it through each day without totally ruining ourselves or our precious kiddos:
- Opportunity = Hard Work
- Sexy = Smart, Thoughtful, Generous
- Build Your Life, Don't just Live It
Thank you Chris Ashton Kutcher!
P.s. I might even go out and see his movie about Steve Jobs...I watched the trailer and I think it has the potential to be really good. ;)