Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You are Not Special--Very Few Words Wednesday

So probably most of you by now have heard about the graduation speech given by David McCullough at Wellesley High School just recently.  In case you haven't, you should really watch the link below.  Aside from the list of 10 Rules You Won't Learn in School, this is one of my favorite bits of real-life advice for kids, or anyone really.

Take home points:

1. You are not special.

2.  Go to Paris to be in Paris, not to mark it off your list.

3.  Climb the mountain, not to plant your flag, but to enjoy the view.

4.  Selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Kudos to you, Mr. McCullough.  Great speech.


Teamarcia said...


Running With The Girls said...

100% agree!

Terzah said...

Totally agree, too!

Lisa said...

I hadn't heard this. Thanks, good share!