Monday, June 11, 2012

A Commencement Speaker Tells It As It Is: "You Are Not Special"

"Despite every are nothing special...The empirical evidence is everywhere...." Oh I wish all children, and all of us, could hear this Wellesley High School teacher's speech. We fear our mortality, so we want to feel special. "Be worthy of your advantages...Dream big. Work hard... Get up. Get out...The fulfilled life is what happens when you are thinking about other things."


  1. Love the lines - "there is no center of the universe. So you are not."
    "Do it because you love it!" and "Selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself".
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. There are a lot of gems in there, yes?
    Take care Dee.

  3. Wisdom is the chief element of happiness....Sophocles.

    Make for yourselves, extraordinary lives.

    Yep, lots of gems!