Willow Smith has a deeper sense of self-understanding than most. On the newest cover of the UK’s i-D magazine, the pint-sized philosopher shares her many learned wisdoms.
For one—and something that many of those featured in the mag’s Coming Of Age Issue agree with in some way—age has no hold on limits of success, spirituality and experience. Willow, in particular, stressed in her cover story that age is “a superficial number calculating how many years your physical body has been on earth, but not your soul.”
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The youngest Smith kid being a free spirit is no new news. In fact, she gets much of her otherworldly essence and progressive world views from her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her big bro, Jaden.
“The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was when my brother Jaden said, ‘Albert Einstein said that time was relative, but he forgot to say that so is everything else,'” she said. “And that just made me think: good and bad is so relative. Moral and immoral is so relative. Everything in the world is just so relative.”
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Flip ahead to see the second cover and sensational shots of young Willow, courtesy of Tyrone Lebon. After that, read the full cover story here.