Ashton Kutcher's motivational speech for teens goes viral

    11:54 AM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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    PRESS CITIZEN - Iowa native Ashton Kutcher took a moment during his 2013 Teen Choice Awards to give the crowd a bit of inspiration. Kutcher shared his three steps for success that he's learned throughout his life. His main points centered around opportunity, being sexy and living life.

    "I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work," said Kutcher. "When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof."

    He also urged the crowd to be humble and look at every opportunity as a chance to grow.

    "I've never had a job in my life that I was better than," he said. "I was always just lucky to have a job and every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job."

    His point that resonated with the crowd the most and drew the greatest applause was when he discussed being sexy. For Kutcher, being sexy is marked by one's intelligence.

    "The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart," he said. "And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It's just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don't buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous."

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