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August 20, 2013

That Time Ashton Kutcher Offered Advice

Good advice from a very unlikely source. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Actor Ashton Kutcher — known for playing dimwitted characters on That ‘70s Show and more recently Two and a Half Men —received a teen choice award, which is known for celebrating mindless and pointless entertainment. It was an unlikely venue and unlikely candidate for the great speech that followed.

First, Kutcher told the teens that opportunity isn’t just given to them, it requires hard work, “I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than,” he said. “I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job.”

He then warned that the hyper-sexualized marketing culture tells consumers they’re not good enough if they don’t look and act a particular way. Instead, he said, the real secret is to “Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous.”

Come to, and I’ll link you to a video of the speech — if you can stand all the screaming teenage girls in the background.  I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Must-Watch Viral Video: Ashton Kutcher’s Speech at Teen Choice Awards
Independent Journal
| August 13, 2013

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  • September 06, 2013 // 05:38 am //  # 
    Pedro Williams's avatar Pedro Williams

    Wow. To hear those kind of comments from an actor like that is pleasantly suprising! His comment about working hard is definitely needed for the young people of today, as they have lost the purpose and want to work hard.

  • September 06, 2013 // 05:57 am //  # 
    Jacob Gillette's avatar Jacob Gillette

    I agree, teens and young adults today do not know how to work hard or have any sense of responsibility.

  • September 16, 2013 // 12:44 pm //  # 
    Zach Ross's avatar Zach Ross

    It’s always encouraging to see famous people who recognize the importance of hard work and responsibility.  As pop culture becomes increasingly stupider, we need more stars that take pride in their brains, not their stupidity.

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