Jaden Smith, along with the rest of the MSFTSrep Crew recently had a meet-up with fans in Paris. One of the fans was lucky enough to not only have a short conversation with Jaden but also capture it on video. Jaden has become quite well known for his abstract way of thinking. At only 17 years old, Jaden Smith is already wise beyond his years and his brief speech on finding yourself proves just that.

In the video, Jaden begins by saying that he used to mimic Tyler, the Creator but further explained that we mimic others we admire until we are able to find ourselves and become our own person. “MSFTS is just like Odd Future, it’s a vehicle for you to find yourself,” said Jaden.

The best part of the entire enlightening speech is when Jaden Smith explains, in his own unique way, that there’s nothing wrong with using other people’s ideas to help form your own. “Think of life as stairs, and they’re all dark. Once you take that step and find that stair, it lights up,” said Jaden. “Now if Drake is over here and he finds a stair and it lights up, I’m not gonna be an idiot and say ‘Oh, I’m only gonna use my stairs.’ I don’t care about the stairs, all I care about is going higher.”

Listen to Jaden’s wisdom below.