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David McCullough Jr.’s Commencement Address: You’re Not Special
McCullough addressed Wellesley High School class of 2012 and gave them a message they were not expecting.
He told the class, “You are not special. You are not exceptional.” He ended his speech with:
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. Go to Paris to be in Paris, not to cross it off your list and congratulate yourself for being worldly. Exercise free will and creative, independent thought not for the satisfactions they will bring you, but for the good they will do others, the rest of the 6.8 billion–and those who will follow them.”
Click here to read the full speech.
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