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So, you think your kid is special? | Papa's Point

Papa's Point

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June 21st, 2013 by papaspoint

So, you think your kid is special?

David McCullough, Jr. gave a commencement speech last year to the graduating class of Wellesley High School.

It was perfect for out-of-context editing and sound bites for the “journalists” of the day–the ones who prefer to make “news” instead of report it, and they did so with gusto because the speech’s theme was “You’re Not Special.”

I highly recommend reading it, especially if you have kids who think they are better than everyone else, think they are entitled to something others are not, or if you as a parent have enabled them to think in that way.

Hey, I’m not condemning anyone’s kids or parenting style, I just think his speech provides a lot of opportunity for thought and reflection as to the condition of today’s youths.

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One Response to “So, you think your kid is special?”
  1. Loved the speech! What a bright enlightened very young person. Thanks for the post.

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