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Every student should read this commencement speech, "You are not special..."

Original post made by Christopher Chiang, Mountain View, on Jun 7, 2012

Every student should read this commencement speech, "You are not special..."

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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Amen


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Posted by Mom
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I don't find this speech inspirational at all. It's preachy and a downer. We want our children to go out into the world thinking they can make an impact, not jaded by the thought of being a nobody who can't change the world.

Steve Jobs' 2005 speech to Stanford is much more inspiring: Web Link


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Posted by Blech
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Socialist/Buddhist speech. Capitalism is what makes America great. I felt like sh*t after reading this speech. Would hate to have him as a father! Wonder how his kids turned out!


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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

There has to be a balance and a touch of reality in what is said to our students.

Here's what one Gunn graduate has said and the comments related to it. It is worth getting our students to hear this.

Web Link


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

I don't know this man at all (just his Dad, of course) and I wonder at the motivation. He professed surprise at all the attention on him on CBS' morning tv chat show, but I wonder...
I feel it would really help to evaluate the speech if one really knew this man.


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