‘You’re Not Special’ Graduation Speech

‘You’re Not Special’ Graduation Speech

November 10, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


jernigan highschool graduation and
english teacher came up to of the standard and delivered at one of the best
commencement speeches i’ve ever heard do not get the idea anything special the empirical evidence is everywhere
numbers even an english teacher can ignore newton natick i’m allowed to say needham yes that has to be two thousand high school
graduates right there giver taken as just the neighborhood ends across the country no fewer than three
point two million seniors are graduating about now for more than thirty seven
thousand high schools that’s thirty seven thousand
valedictorians thirty seven thousand class presidents
ninety two thousand harmonizing altos three hundred and forty thousand
swaggering jocks two million one hundred eighty-five
thousand nine hundred sixty seven pairs of odds but why limit ourselves to high school
after all you’re leaving it so think about this even if your
one-in-a-million on a plane above six point eight billion that means there are
nearly seven thousand people just like you subjects are high school graduates and
usually you get people who have lots of that pablo yemeni tell you how amazing
you are you compasses briefing in your life but this english teacher david david
will call up basically is not buying it he sang out
there so many people who are getting these high school diploma as is college
diplomas and it doesn’t mean anything at all forget about the trophy is forget about
the piece of paper go out there and do something that actually makes a difference and he says that later on he says archie increases the graduates to do
whatever it and you know ford no reason other then allotment and believe it’s
important and the beginning when i first read the
headline on her own of the sky this some chances go on the wrong
direction because these are you not inspirational man camp but better manage
discovery downer ticket would rather have a good times we had a really hard
time his kids that what do you have a work day world brass sunday uh… but in reality and love what he’s saying
when you and that’s what congress is so important
in a small speech in the first of all we do pay for the
kids too much uh… oman guide charting and also i don’t think there are out of
the planet germany on a pedestal just calm down ok there’s a lot of frickin
johnny’s made a great okay member what you were born with look inordinate actually feel that you know i’m a suburban about being special and doing something
special mentioned did that was a thrust of this speech it’s
not accomplishment so i’m not just your parents saying it or somebody in a
graduation speech saying it that’s actually accomplish something and he
said the way you accomplish something is that if you love doing it you work hard about a million per cent true and then
once you have a sense of accomplishment that’s worth something and by keep those kids can figure out
what’s in a way and i feel like uh… every you know
sneeze and cough they have is just the good god blessed been god-given thing then that’s a different humanity so many they gotta work really hard
courts so they can actually create something uh… that’s a value to themselves and you of their community well everybody’s
a million times better off including m osa specially those kids themselves i think in society we get so obsessed
with uh… is trivial achievements that mean
nothing whether it’s getting a piece of paper and getting a trophy whatever it is you know just collecting
all these little achievements that make us feel bad about ourselves but at the
end of the day it makes absolutely no difference at all
like for instance if you don’t mind master’s degree meant nothing beverly
really really really it anything ready once dot coppersmith
but that the dot accomplishment do anything for the world did it for
filled me in any spitz significant way no it didn’t but this is an antisense
and going out again is a legitimate what it is something that you checking
when we’d love to do something that makes you feel fulfilled right offhand you left much better life when you do
that so don’t focus too much on getting those little achievements because of the
attitude of a bitter about it or at least someone hit dot company while higher one that american
you miss associations uh… you miss media war this week and
that’s why i was a norrell inside to feel that they’re gay i’ve put up on our
little above our fireplace and this morning i
was like where you would be very good not a big girl williams knew there were business grow
and prop up dot dinner and go to bed maturity she’s dating for over two it’s okay to graduate from high school
and college in damascus let’s go to its find any problem