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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 ThePointRadio.org, 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.
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