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SmashMouth 06-13-2012 10:02 PM

"You Are Not Special" Commencement Speech
Great Speech... most of which is not conveyed by the media. Here it is in its entirety.

ScottF 06-13-2012 10:24 PM

As a teacher, I loved this.
The message is delivered positively and practically. Some parents will b***h of course, but this is real world stuff.
Can't tell you how many times a day kids come up to me and say "I DID my homework" or "I brought the right book today!" That's not special , that's the expectation

QBREES9 06-13-2012 11:32 PM

Very Cool

Turbo Saint 06-14-2012 01:21 AM

awesome...too many people think we're more than we are...just another organism.

Mardigras9 06-14-2012 11:19 AM

Teaching/preaching reality is always the better choice, too many people never realize life is not the fantasy seen on TV everyday.

Crusader 06-14-2012 11:54 AM

What a great speech!

WhoDat!656 06-15-2012 10:26 PM

Should be required to be read at ALL graduations in the US until these kids can read, write and do basic math.

The high school graduates today are dumber than a box rocks!

pumpkindriver 06-18-2012 10:46 PM

Great speech, one the kids should take to heart.

Danno 06-19-2012 08:44 AM

Just nitpicking but we are special in one regard. We live in a country that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

Perhaps thats actually a "we are special" as a Nation more so than "you are special" as an individual within this nation.

I'd love to see him give a speech detailing "You Are Not Entitled", although thats kinda what his speech is saying.

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