The Gospel According to Jaden Smith

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The prophet of Gen Z.
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Jaden Smith is the prophet of Generation Z. He slowly reveals his gospel through each interview he gives, as if he is composing a manifesto for the children, who, by the way, are our future.

In his latest interview for British GQ Jaden espoused even more of his philosophies, saying: >

“I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don’t really get it. I’m not saying that I get it, I’m just saying that I’ve never seen any distinction. I don’t see man clothes and woman clothes, I just see scared people and comfortable people.”

What do we make of all this knowledge? How does it cohere? Prophets are known for being cryptic, so after months of searching for clues within the interviews and tweets of Jaden Smith, we humbly present: Jaden Smith’s Manifesto for Jaden Smith and the Rest of Generation Z.

Jaden Smith is the prophet of Generation Z. He slowly reveals his gospel through each interview he gives, as if he is composing a manifesto for the children, who, by the way, are our future.

In his latest interview for British GQ Jaden espoused even more of his philosophies, saying: >

I don’t want you guys to think because I was born in America that I speak and abide by English grammar. I speak Jaden, indefinitely.

Whenever you disagree with somebody just remember The Dress and accept that you guys are seeing two different things. Haters are just pre-creators who need the seed of greatness.

People tell me I’m an old soul, but I will be young forever. Every 7 years your body is completely replaced with entirely new cells so just because you look the same doesn’t mean you are.

I’m a really big influence on anybody that I’m around. It’s hard for me to explain because it’s so normal to me. It’s like ­asking, ‘So, Jaden, how do you breathe?’

Your mind has a duality to it: The more time you spend awake the more time you spend asleep. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities. There is that special equation, but I don’t think our mathematics have evolved enough for us even to learn to get that equation. It’s beyond mathematical. It’s, like, multidimensional mathematical.

When life gives you big problems, just be happy you forgot all your little problems. Just stare in the mirror and cry and you’ll be good.

Anything that you can shock somebody with. The only way to change something is to shock it. If you want your muscles to grow, you have to shock them. If you want society to change, you have to shock them.

Anyone born on this planet should have a planetary citizenship enabling them to freely explore their homeI’m really working towards just fixing the whole planet Earth. I really just want to create a utopia on this planet. I really want to make it so that people don’t have to die to pay bills and just work to survive. So that they can work to actually live and do the things that they love to do.

We waste 1.3 billion tons of food every year, and there is 1.3 billion people in the world living in extreme poverty. The solution is clearBalance is key.

Patterns, boom.

Now go forth and preach his teachings, young disciples.