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You Are Not Special, While Remaining Free To Wear Sunscreen

Posted on | June 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

by Smitty (via Breitbart)

“We have come to love accolades more than genuine achievement.”

Gerard has a link to the transcript.

This one may need a beat, as has this rendition of probably the all-time greatest commencement speech:


5 Responses to “You Are Not Special, While Remaining Free To Wear Sunscreen”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 9th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    I heard this on the radio.  I liked it.  About time.  

  2. RichardLAnderson
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm
  3. Adjoran
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    One of the reports about the Wellseley speaker claimed many of the parents were upset by the speech.  Heh – isn’t that really the problem?

  4. JeffS
    June 9th, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

     Yeah, it is.  And it’s not ironic, either — it’s exactly the point.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    June 9th, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    It is indeed the parents not the kids who create the problem.