It’s kind of hard for me to give props to someone I don’t know much about nor have followed for his artistry or contributions to humanity. To me he’s a cute guy who is starring in “Jobs” – and that just opened here yesterday, so how familiar should I be? Oh yeah, he was married to Demi Moore – someone else I haven’t befriended (well, in fairness she hasn’t befriended me either, so…).
Anyway, this video is traveling the circuit that arguably could have been the Borscht Belt circuit before technology. Although he was reaching out to a screaming bunch of teenagers (and skip the first 1 min 44 seconds unless you like to listen to hysteria), the message is ageless. As we weave our own stories, jumping in and out of costume changes as we try on new iterations of ourselves…wondering how to make our next chapters meaningful while we re-define its definition…This is for us too. Happy Saturday all.
38 thoughts on “With Props To Ashton Kutcher”
I have new respect for Chris Ashton–there is a depth there that I am glad is coming out–he is not just cute (although I appreciate that) and I love his line that opportunity looks like hard work–his message was given to the right audience but it suits a wider audience as well
I thought so too Louann (cute, right message to an audience that usually doesn’t hear that kind of commentary except at graduations and still applicable to a broader group as well).
coming from him I think that audience will listen and take it in–kids may be exuberant but they are smart
Very good. Thanks for sharing Mimi.
Well, well, well…perhaps Chris *is* more than just a pretty face…who knew?! Great share, M, and a great message for those kids to hear (assuming any of them stopped shrieking long enough to listen). 😉
I agree…great message for the kids, and great message for some of us older kids too..xo
Agreed. I was especially thrilled to know that even I could be sexy! 😉
Are you kidding? You should read what David and I said about you on his post! xox
Whaaaat?! Xox, l
Such a great message from one of my favorite cutie pies.
You’re way ahead of me!! I didn’t even really know who he was (well, I knew who he was but sort of peripherally).
Hmmmm…for some reason I thought he was one of the spoiled brat pack. Clearly not. Thanks for sharing. And oh yeah, opportunity looks a lot like work.
Last I looked opportunity was a lot like work! 😉
I love this guy. Now.
Laughing – me too. Now.
Wow ~ I’m reblogging this today ~ thank you. I had heard from others that he told his real name, but I never heard anything else. This bears repeating! Thanks for blogging this today Mimi! ♥
You’re so welcome! I was pretty impressed too!
I just made my boys watch it with me! 🙂
I, too, haven’t really followed his career; just another pretty face so I thought. I caught this as it made its way through cyber space and actually thought maybe there still is hope that this generation will have positive role models coming from a generation not too far from their own. A wonderful wake up call for the cynical side of my persona. Love you for the cup of positivity this AM – and always
That ‘cynical’ side of your persona is hardly discernible..But I too found it hopeful that he used an award show for kids to put these thoughts out there. Hope you’re having a good day sweetie..xoxo
I thought this was great and I do think coming from Ashton, younger people may listen ….
That was amazing. So on pointe. Smart–generous–thoughtful. Be these things. And the idea of building a life appeals to me so immensely right now, especially right now…Maybe that’s what I reallly need to do right now–build the area where i fit in.
Being thoughtful is so important, and one thing I need to always work on…
Mimi, this video was great and inspired and seemed so sincere. I have always liked…Chris.
I enjoyed the video for similar reasons – that it spoke to the kids in the audience and to me – a much older iteration. 😉 To hear an emotional plea to be smart and giving and considerate in our actions – that these be our priorities as we move through our days. A good reminder on any day – to any one.
I am actually using this in the first day of school with my middle schoolers. It is a great speech!
What a great way to start the school year!!
I only really know about him from his Nikon camera commercials [that’s the kind of camera I use, so really, the commercials are to me much more about the camera than than the boy…] but I know he’s some kind of heart-throb! His message is great and just made my day to hear someone with his cutie-pie status and street-cred with the teens share a message so inspiring and important for all of us! I love his definition of sexy – it’s spot on!! Thanks for posting this – I had seen it circulating but took the time to watch/listen because you posted it!! xoxo
🙂 That’s about how I knew him too..and his stock went up after I saw this! xox
Wow, Ashton! I’m so glad to have seen a celebrity being real for once, and in such an inspiring way. Thank you so much for posting.
My pleasure! And yes – his sincerity seemed truly genuine..
Great video clip – a lesson to us all.
(also I am glad that it is much easier to be classed as ‘sexy’ than I thought :))
Laughing – good point! Me too!
Wow, Mimi; all I can say is who knew? Thanks for finding and sharing this. Not only was it a great message but now we know Chris Ashton Kutcher as never before. It’s always nice to discover something special about someone you were indifferent about.
I always though the was sexy. Now I know why.
No honey – you’ve just got great taste..