Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how truly amazing children can be. Sure they bring a unique sense of wonder and a refreshing air of excitement to almost anything, but sometimes it’s overlooked how extraordinarily game-changing they can be in their youth. Whether they hear the call to service and activism or decide to blaze new trails on the big and small screens, today’s famous kids and child stars are more than just adorable faces. They are bringing an awareness and wisdom beyond their years to the party. So much so that, honestly, we’re not only re-evaluating the mark we all are leaving on the world, but are inspired to get up, get out and do more with ourselves. Here are nine famous kids who inspire us.