Highlighting: Will Smith
Introducing, not like it’s really necessary, one of the coolest people in the world. Known for his fun, down-to-earth sense of humour and the immense joy that he’s brought and still brings to the world. Makes Will Smith our first BoxHuman Feature…
Back in the ’90s, Will Smith’s Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was the epitome of tea-time telly cool. Many kids including myself, ran wide-eyed to the TV to catch the iconic theme tune to this hit show. Not only was it a time to rap out loud to a song that made you feel so cool even if you weren’t. You just knew that just by watching the show that somehow you were in the cool ‘club’ and Will was your cool best friend.
Since then, Will Smith has been lighting up the hearts, faces, and voices of many kids for years. Some of these kids aren’t kids anymore, yes that includes me. However, every time you think of Will Smith, a warm feeling ‘lights’ you up inside. The memory you’ve stored can transport you back to a time where you can ‘feel’ what it’s like to be a kid again. As I’m writing this I am literally smiling weirdly to myself!
Let’s keep it 100% real. The thought of the name ‘Fresh Prince‘ alone can remind you of the times which made you laugh out loud, feel a sense of happiness, and remember the moments of your childhood. As we all know growing up can have its challenges, but with Will, on the telly, you could forget everything for at least half an hour and just be you.
To evoke this feeling within a person is such a gift, even though he might not think this himself. Will Smith to many people is not just an actor who is extremely hard working and talented, he is a light to many within times that are so needed.
I’m sure, that Will Smith like many has endured his own set of life’s challenges and hurdles. However, in spite of this all, he continues to bring happiness into the world. I believe that Will Smith is a visionary, a human who broke down the barriers and stereotypes that many people face on a day-to-day basis. Will made young children of all races unite and see a more true reflection of a positive teenage role model.
Colour was never something you felt or saw, it was simply a show that made you laugh and wish you could be in it no matter your gender, religion, or race. The power that this show had on so many still transcends the positive message to the ‘young’ today.
Even my fourteen-year-old niece can be seen (when out the room or not on the phone) laughing out loud at the replays on TV. Its power and message are unquestionable, so it just simply has to be said…“Thank you to the team of the show, all the actors, and Will for making a show that continues to bring happiness to the world.”
“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste, it’s something that truly exists in all of us.” – Will Smith
Fast-forward and Will have not only graced our TV screens with numerous blockbusters, but he has also made us dance to some of the biggest hit songs. Yes, we’ve all done the Men in Black ‘shuffle’ and put on the dark sunglasses to recreate the moves – wait that’s me lol. Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that Will literally has been infectious in a good way!
Will’s been that itch that feels so good that you don’t want to stop, okay yes I’m going off subject but his talent is unfounded. Will has been recorded saying that he wants to make sure that he does ‘good in the world’ and that his life’s purpose is to make people happy.
Well as the Founder of BoxHuman I can personally say, Will has done that for me and the many people I know. Hands down he can rest up knowing that he’s achieved this (not like he’s going to), but for me and all of BoxHuman we salute and thank you!
“Thank you, Will”
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