Jaden Smith And Real Philosophers Have A Lot More In Common Than You Think

December 3rd, 2015 | by staff

It’s finally happening. Self-proclaimed “prophet” Jaden Smith is writing a philosophy book. After 17 years of existence, Jaden thinks he knows enough about the universe to pen and publish his musings. Are you rolling your eyes yet? Don’t worry: We did, too.

But then we stopped after we did some digging. Believe it or not, Jaden’s tweets actually line up with quotes from some of Earth’s most distinguished thinkers. Granted, Jaden will throw in all caps or mention something strange like #MONEY, but we’ll just let that slide. The point is this dude might be an actual genius. Don’t believe us? We have the receipts to prove it. Just take a look.

  • Sounds like: “Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  • Sounds like: “All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed.” – William Wiley

  • Sounds like: “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

  • Sounds like: “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle

  • Sounds like: “Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” – Maurice Freehill

  • Sounds like: “The future influences the present just as much as the past.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Sounds like: “Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  • Sounds like: “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus

  • Sounds like: “By daily dying I have come to be.” – Theodore Roethke

  • Sounds like: “You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo Proverb

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