“Contrary to what your U-9 soccer trophy says….you are nothing special.” His tone was light-hearted, but his message was anything but.
“Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center,” he told the Wellesley High School Class of 2012. “Therefore you cannot be it.” He added, “If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless.”
His speech is creating buzz across the web and on TV, mostly by people who say it’s about time someone told today’s kids the reality of the “everyone is special” culture. I think he hit it home.
What say you?
Speaking of graduations, I’ll be chatting with my friend Marybeth Hicks on WLAP in Lexington, Kentucky, today at about 5:20 p.m. ET about the mom who was busted at her daughter’s high school graduation for cheering too loudly.