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Jerome Jaree is a Vine sensation. He’s ‘that French Guy’ who makes six second videos watched by his eight million followers. His videos are full of hugs and full of laughs, and have caught the attention of celebrities around the world, including Ellen DeGeneres.
This week Jerome released a YouTube video in which a big advertising agency offers him a $1 million contract to promote a brand which he only revealed only to be “an unhealthy food product”. He turned down the contract telling his followers that he didn’t come to New York City (he only arrived in 2013 with $400 in his pocket) to promote unhealthy food. Instead what he’s discovered since creating Vine videos is that his purpose in life is to help other people find their purpose.
He told the New York Times: “The reason we all go to the cinema, or online, is because we haven’t found a purpose yet. We are always wondering why we’re here. But I’ve learned that we have to create that purpose for ourselves.” […] “My purpose,” he said, “which I finally found thanks to social media, is helping all of these people find their purpose.”
Jerome ends his YouTube video with: Be Brave. Believe in yourself. Do what you think it right. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.
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And just for kicks, will the Apple watch be a necessity or novelty?