Every kid pretty much has two jobs: Have fun and learn lessons along the way. Some lessons are learned at school, others by parents and mentors, and occasionally a kid will even learn a lesson on the playground. However, it’s rare that a child be so wise beyond his or her years that they’re able to take that lesson and use it to inspire millions across the world. And that’s exactly what 10-year-old Nyeeam Hudson from New Jersey did after he was bullied and teased at the park for his choice in footwear.
Watch the video he recorded after getting into the car:
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Here’s the full transcript:
“I just came from the park and this kid was teasing me because I had FILAs on. Now, mind you, I am not a material person. I just wear FILAs because I like the color and I think they are cool. They might not be what’s popular today, but that’s what I like. So I told the kid, it’s not about what I have on my feet, it’s about what I have inside my head. No matter what I’m wearing, no matter what I have on, it’s about my information, the knowledgeable things in life. These sneakers are not even going to fit you in 20 years from now. So it’s about what you have in your mind. Your wisdom. Your knowledge. The power to inspire others. And parents, please don’t raise your children like the materialistic type cause once they don’t have Jordans on or cool clothes, they are going to feel like they are not important. They are going to feel like they need the gold or the Jordans or the cool stuff, the popular stuff, to make them feel important.”
So it’s about what you have in your mind. Your wisdom. Your knowledge. The power to inspire others.
Nyeeam Hudson isn’t an ordinary child. At the young age of 10 he is already an actor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and internet sensation. But most importantly, he knows the meaning of kindness and spreads the message of being intelligent and compassionate. That’s what makes him truly extraordinary.