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