I openly say I’m not exactly an Ashton Kutcher fan, but I just watched a speech he made that was quite ‘real’ and insightful at the Teen Choice awards. In the spirit of honesty and building trust with the audience, he started by revealing what his real name is. Then he gave a philosophical talk that would resonate with young people.
I have high respect for celebrities with influence who speak up in an inspiring and non-materialistic way. Ashton addressed a teen audience in a way that captured their attention – by talking about what makes people sexy.
Here’s his message:
- Opportunity – is a lot of hard work. He talked about his many earlier jobs, and how each job was a stepping stone to the next job.
- Being Sexy – the sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, thoughtful and generous. Everything else (he means the beauty industry, etc) is crap, and don’t buy it.
- Living Life – Build your life, don’t just live it.
If you would like to see the video, please click here.
I particularly like that being sexy is about being thoughtful and generous, and to build your life, not just live it.
It’s all good messaging.