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" My name is actually not even Ashton. Ashton is my middle name. My first name’s Chris… But there are some really amazing things I learned when I was Chris. It’s really three things…
First thing is about opportunity, the second thing is about being sexy, and the third thing is about living life.
I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work. When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad throwing shingles up to the roof. Then I got a job washing dishes in a restaurant. And then I got a job in a grocery store deli. And then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cherrios dust off the ground. And I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. Every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job until I had my next job. So opportunities look a lot like work.
The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous.
The third thing is something that I just re-learned when I was making this movie about Steve Jobs. And Steve Jobs said when you grow up you tend to be told that the world is the way that it is and your life is to live your life inside the world and try not to get in trouble and maybe get an education and make some money and have a family. Everything around us that we call life was made up of people that are no smarter than you. And you can build your own things and you can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life, don’t live one, find your opportunities and always be sexy.”
- Ashton Kutcher, Teen Choice Awards 2013