Inspiring Pop-Culture-Entranced Youth to Greatness.

Bonus update: for more similar but even better and more thorough awesomeness, here. For more Ashton, here.

“Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”

I have to be honest: I generally don’t pay any attention to either Ashton Kutcher or the Teen Choice Awards, but after several episodes of this appearing in my Facebook newsfeed by intelligent friends who I admire both as people and as parents, I had to take a look.

Watch this for yourself, and, if you’re a parent, please show it to your kids.

Celebrities hold a lot more clout than independent-thinking adults often want to admit—and thank goodness that one of them said this:



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Ed: Bryonie WIse


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ask Mar 10, 2015 5:22pm

This is a great tip particularly to those fresh to
the blogosphere. Simple but very precise information…
Appreciate your sharing this one. A must read article!

Tab Aug 20, 2013 2:46pm

Hmmm? sounds familiar… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEiSa6_EPA

Aug 18, 2013 1:59pm

It is really good. I get kind of sad when I think that the audience really didn't get what he said. I hope, for that reason, that this goes viral and is shown to those who can listen and live it.

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