Once upon a time, Will Smith represented goofy boyish charm and corny jokes—a beacon of saccharine childhood memories from a time when reality television and Instagram had yet to taint our concepts of “entertainment.” And his wife, of course, was always more than a simple piece of arm candy—she was the slick talking little thing who once held her own in gangster movies and in the real-life role of Tupac Shakur’s best friend.
Today, however, one of the world’s hottest couples has become something of a couple of life coaches. As they continue to raise their quirky, talented, and whip-smart kids, they also kind of continue to raise us. We’ve gone from laughing and crying with them, to turning to them for advice. Let’s break down the four biggest lessons we’ve recently learned from Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
The Difference Between Fault + Responsibility.
If you have yet to follow @willsmith on Instagram, now is the time to run—don’t walk and do so. In a recent Highlight, Will offers a truly game-changing perspective on the difference between fault and responsibility. And we’ve used it to break down almost every dating challenge we’ve had since. It’s worth the watch, but in short, we learned that while the things that happen to us are not our fault—it is our responsibility to learn, grow, and persevere.