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Ashton Kutcher Gives Surprisingly Good Life Advice At The Teen Choice Awards

By Alyssa Rosenberg on August 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

"Ashton Kutcher Gives Surprisingly Good Life Advice At The Teen Choice Awards"

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Credit: E! Online

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I admit that it’s August, but even given that it’s a sleepy month, I think this is kind of lovely advice (particularly for the screaming teenage girls in the audience) even if it’s coming from someone who looks like he rolled out of his bed in a college dorm and wandered over to the Teen Choice Awards by accident:

I wish the thing that Kutcher had said is that working hard, being kind and smart, and thinking hard about what you really want for yourself and your life is valuable even if it doesn’t lead you to Hollywood, because it’s probably not. Not everyone who can act and is working a factory job is going to end up being an actor. Not everyone who’s smart and kind will always have their intelligence recognized, or their kindness returned. And wanting to travel the world rather than have kids may make you happy, but that doesn’t mean it will always be easy, or that you won’t face questions about your life choices. Living the way Kutcher suggests isn’t going to produce the exact same results for everybody. But it’s not a bad formula for living your life in a way that you can feel good about.

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