— -- Jaden Smith has never been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to things like American public schools and social media.
The son of Will Smith, 16, sat down with his sister Willow, 14, for an interview with the New York Times to talk about their music -- including Jaden's "Cool Tapes Vol. 2? and Willow's "3" -- and more importantly, drop some knowledge on the world, including how time does not exist, Willow writes and reads her own novels, and on the downside of education.
Here are the 7 most memorable quotes from the interview:
1 - Willow and Jaden on Time
"I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist," Willow said.
"It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds," Jaden said.
2 - Jaden on Apples and Duality
"Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities," Jaden said.
3 - Willow on Her Classic Hit, "Whip My Hair"
"'Whip My Hair' was a great thing. When I look back I think, “Wow, I did so much for young black girls and girls around the world. Telling them that they can be themselves and to not be afraid to be themselves.” And I’m doing that now but in a whole different way, coming from source energy and universal truths," she said about her and her brother's new music.
4 - Willow on Writing Her Own Novels
"There are no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing," Willow said.
"Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was 6," Jaden said.
5 - Willow on Her and Jaden's Sound
"Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good," she said.
6 - Jaden and Willow on Breathing and Babies
"When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down," Jaden said. "It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember."
"When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world," Willow said.
7 - Willow and Jaden on Education, Including Driver's Ed
"School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to," Jaden said. "Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty."
"They never want to do anything, they’re so tired," Willow added.
"You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out," Jaden continued.
Bonus - Jaden on the Future
"I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet," Jaden said.