Below is the You Tube video to David McCullough Jr.’s speech to the graduating Class of 2012 at Wellesley High School.  This is an in your face yet inspiring speech to the coming generation.

The Bottom Line:

His last words to them are about being selfless.  Being selfless is truly the most likely way any of us will become special.

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. And then you too will discover the great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself. The sweetest joys of life, then, come only with the recognition that you’re not special.

You Tube Link to “You Are Not Special”


What line in this speech made you nod your head and agree?