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Old 06-08-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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I agree with him 1000% kids in this country are too coddled, too entilteld, too lazy.(See occupy wall street)

‘You’re not special’ graduation speech sparks buzz | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

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Old 06-08-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Trophies for everyone! We're all winners!
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: USA
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I agree with him 1000% kids in this country are too coddled, too entilteld, too lazy.(See occupy wall street)
I am not going to disagree with you on this, but when you have a much higher standard of living compared to the vast majority of places in the world it happens. By the way, entitlement goes across the political spectrum.

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Old 06-08-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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well said! and well written.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Leadville, CO
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The upside is... us young ones who actually are motivated and work hard will have an easier time pushing forward.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Teacher tells high school graduating class "you are not special"

As a longtime HS teacher myself, I can confirm that no graduating class is special. But each graduating class has some members who are exceptional and will go on to do good things and achieve success. Each individual is special to their friends and family, though.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Clicked on the link several times...

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Sorry, the page you requested either doesn't exist or isn't available right now!

Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the Yahoo! homepage or look through a list of Yahoo!'s online services.
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That didn't take long. But just reading the title of the article... I couldn't agree more. Time to knock the entitlement attitude right out the window.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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I agree but have no idea what this has to do with OWS.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Clicked on the link several times...

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That didn't take long. But just reading the title of the article... I couldn't agree more. Time to knock the entitlement attitude right out the window.

I noticed the link in the OP was dead, too. But I googled and found it here: Teacher tells graduating class 'none of you is special' during c - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Well, the sooner they realize that lesson, the rest of life will be a little easier.
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