Jaden Smith: “I Always Knew No One Was Going to Understand Me”

Jaden comments that he has always felt differently about life and never felt understood by people even before he was old enough to talk. He thinks that made him before a very quiet person who kept away from people:

”I’ve always looked at life differently. I always knew no one was going to understand me — since before I could talk — and that’s why I was so quiet. I was very calm, very to myself. I could tell I felt about life differently than other kids; I could tell by the way they treated me.”

The actor recently launched a new website named MSFTSrep – a lifestyle website which includes its own clothing line – and he explains that he wants it to be a place where other kids can come together who just feel lonely in the world and need someone to understand them:

”It’s pronounced ‘misfits’. I took the ‘I’ out of ‘misfits’ because we’re a team and there is no ‘I’ in team. It’s a place for the lost kids and everyone to go, and something for them to have. [It’s for] the girl that wants to be a tomboy or the boy that wants to wear a skirt, and people try to condemn. We’re here for you. Tell us your stories. If someone at your school’s trying to pick on you, it doesn’t matter because Jaden Smith’s got your back.”

He credits his parents for building his esteem and giving him confidence to see the world as it is:

”My parents, of course. My parents told me that the world was harsh and that we had to be strong within ourselves.”