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KUTCHER'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IS DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR TIME

Posted by Super User on Friday, 16 August 2013

Wearing adult diapers, packing energy drinks, and even toting step ladders, fans and paparazzi alike have been known to line up for days just to catch a glimpse or snap a picture of their favorite stars walking the red carpets. During the annual awards ceremony season, the action somehow manages to intensify as viewing audiences ranging from excitable preteens to sophisticated seniors turn their chairs inward for the extensive coverage.

This year's 2013 Teen Choice Awards brought us an unsuspected surprise. A major departure from the usual fare of gushing nominees thanking their faceless agents and then ending their sixty second speeches with tributes to God and his infinite wisdom—Ashton Kutcher took his 'Ultimate Choice' win
and addressed the mostly teenage crowd with brutal honesty. Even taking the opportunity to divulge his name change at the age of nineteen when he abbreviated his birth name from Chris Ashton Kutcher to the now famous Ashton Kutcher.

 "Opportunity looks a lot like hard work." He continued to impress on the surprised crowd, confiding that he'd never held a job that he was better than, and no matter how menial the work, never quit one job until he had found another.

 "The sexiest thing in the world is being smart," Kutcher passionately declared to audience cheers. Expanding on the importance of thoughtfulness and generosity as shocked teens began rising to their feet like new believers at a church revival—unconsciously drawn to Kutcher by the importance of the message beginning to pulsate throughout the auditorium.

 "Build a life—don't live one," he reminded everyone in his closing minute, alluding to Steve Job's ability to think outside-of-the-box in a world where most of us live in a shadowy haze of conformity.

 With invited celebrities, nominated teen stars, and screaming fans just as shocked at the show's presenters left standing to Kutcher's right, this plaid wearing—ball capped winner ultimately bestowed the crowd with thirty-five years of his personal life experience. A welcome change from the practiced giggles, fashion parades, and cookie-cutter thank-you speeches usually offered up to award show audiences.

 Will his message of truth be more than just a You Tube hit? Will people actually think about Kutcher's 4:41 speech and realize that his words came from his heart? I'm not sure—but times they are a changing, and celebrities that take their moments in the spotlight to share more than a love for their publicity machines are well worth our time and our continued support. Thank-you Ashton Kutcher.

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