Monday Media: You are Not Special

This past weekend, David McCullough spoke at the Wellesley High School Graduation, delivering the key message that, well, you are not special.

“Think about this, even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 billion, that means there are nearly 7,000 people just like you.”

Using humor, and in only 10 minutes, David McCullough uses this “math even an English teacher can’t ignore” to encourage us to look beyond self-centrism and find meaning in living selflessly.

“Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center. Therefore, you cannot be it.”

An important point, hilariously conveyed. Check it out:

About Tara Sullivan

Author of GOLDEN BOY (2013), THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET (2016), and TREASURE OF THE WORLD (2021). Published by Penguin Books for Young Readers Find out more at Or, follow me on Twitter: @SullivanStories
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