During the episode, Smith confronts his fear by going for a cage-free swim in the Bahamas in the name of personal growth. Says the Oscar-nominated actor, “When you are not afraid to die, you’re no longer afraid to live.”
As Smith continues to reflect, he shares, “I’m a firm believer that fear causes the greatest atrocities and evils that have ever been committed on this planet. Fear is poison. And I’m going to cleanse mine.”
Check out the episode below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.