Wellesley High English teacher David McCullough Jr.: "You are not special..."

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    And you can be the farm that the no dodge ball, no keeping score, everyone gets a trophy, faux self esteem pantywaist crowd is collectively pooping their pants.



    Read more: 'You're not special': High school teacher under fire for commencement speech | National News - Twin Cities News Talk -- Minneapolis/St. Paul

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    I saw this earlier today.

    The man is to be applauded.
     
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    Good for him......

    We have hired a few young people at my work lately, and two of the guys are little lazy know it alls.
     
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    The truth often comes as a shock to young people, it's best they find out early.
     
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    Does this mean he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism?
     
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    That's not what he was aying at all.

    What he was saying is that your are not exceptional just because you showed up....That exceptionalism comes from accomplishment, not just participation.
     
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    um, that's the very definition of American exceptionalism.
     
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    This could get interesting...
     
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    According to whom?
     
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    Graduating is not 'exceptional', Ravster.... that's just the opening of the door to being exceptional. It's no wonder our young people have such over-inflated opinions of themselves... twits tell them that graduating school is the end. You don't do our kids any favors by belittling them that way.
     

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