The Best Video We've Ever Seen: A Pep Talk from the Kid President
It's winter, which means the sky is gray, apocalyptic snowstorms are the norm, and it gets dark at, like, 2:15 p.m. Suddenly, you find yourself rationalizing the decision to stay under the warm covers for an extra five minutes. Nobody cares if you get out of bed, right? WRONG. Also, you should know that you sound like Liz Lemon when you try to convince people that it's okay to wear pajamas to school (and not in a good way). Luckily for all of us, Kid President (a recurring character on Rainn Wilson's amazing site SoulPancake) is here to shake you free from the winter doldrums. Recently, he sat America down for a much needed motivational speech because, really, we all need a swift kick in the butt every now and again.
Our favorite morsels of advice from the vid? It hurts to choose. But we will, because we need to narrow down the options so we can decide which quote to get tattooed on our foreheads. Here they are:
-The world needs you to stop being boring.
-Not cool, Robert Frost.
-What if there really were two roads? I want to be on the one that leads to awesome.
-It's like that dude Journey said, "Don't stop believing, unless your dream is stupid."
-What will be your Space Jam?
-We can cry about it or we can dance about it.
-It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance.
Take heed. Go forth, young Sparklers. Create your Space Jam. Give the world a reason to dance. Save the future and ensure that mediocrity will not hold sway! In other words, get to work at being the awesomest version of yourself that you can be. You owe it to yourself.
Okay, we're pretty sure we're gonna go with "Not cool, Robert Frost" for the forehead tattoo—but maybe "What will be your Space Jam?" is even better? SCREW IT, WE'RE GETTING BOTH. Do you love this video as much as we do? Can you meet us at the tattoo parlor in 10?