Jun 9, 2012

of wellesley high school teacher, david mccullough, tells students "you're not special"

David McCullough tells students that they are not special.

The Wellesley High teacher was giving a speech during the school's graduation.

Watch You Are Not Special Commencement Speech from Wellesley High School
But do not get the idea you’re anything special. Because you’re not.

Contrary to what your under-nine soccer trophy suggests, your glowing seventh-grade report card, despite every assurance of a certain corpulent purple dinosaur, that nice Mister Rogers and your batty Aunt Sylvia... you’re nothing special.

You see, if everyone is special, then no one is. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless. We have of late, we Americans, to our detriment, come to love accolades more than genuine achievement.
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