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Old 06-13-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
 
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"You Are Not Special" Commencement Speech

Great Speech... most of which is not conveyed by the media. Here it is in its entirety.

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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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
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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Very Cool
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:21 AM   #4
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awesome...too many people think we're more than we are...just another organism.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Teaching/preaching reality is always the better choice, too many people never realize life is not the fantasy seen on TV everyday.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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What a great speech!
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:46 PM   #8
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Great speech, one the kids should take to heart.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #9
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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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