Ashton - you have redeemed yourself in my eyes.  I wasn't a fan in the beginning, to be honest.  I thought you were alot more hype than substance.  Now I'm starting to think differently after hearing this speech at the recent Teen Choice Awards.  Here's some of it 

This would be a great thing for your kids to listen to.  I haven't heard ANYONE recently come out and actually say something like this in a very long time, and it's been a long time coming.

Wow - maybe this new movie where he plays Steve Jobs has affected his attitude.  There was a guy who used his intelligence and hard work in extremely productive ways and showed the world that it's not all that bad to be a "nerd".

I love the message. In a medium like television where the most intelligent thing they show is Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians, it's really refreshing to celebrate "brains" for a change.

Some are criticizing his speech as being "rambling" , but I didn't find that at all.  Did you?  Do you agree with what he said?

Would love to know in the comment section