Just a thought…does this normalization of the youthful masses encourage socialistic indoctrination? Does equalization quench individualism and lead to the terrors of 1984? Would love some insight!
Someone sent me the transcript from a commencement speech. The title and beginning featured a slightly shocking pattern interrupt. In other words, they caught me by surprise. I found myself so intrigued I read further, and eventually realized that, unlike 99% of everything else I ever receive, I could not stop reading this. I have included it below in its entirety for your enjoyment and pondering. I love how it concludes, and think there are many, many fine points made along the way. Oh, if we could only think and behave thus!
Here it is!
Here’s a new one in the annals of commencement speakers. A teacher at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts gave his address to the Class of 2012 and blasted the students, telling them over and over, “You’re not special.”
(Dennis R.J. Geppert/AP)
David McCullough Jr., an English teacher at the school, delivered his rather unusual…
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