special

So…  I read the David McCullough piece and cheered.  http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.theswellesleyreport.com/2012/06/wellesley-high-grads-told-youre-not-special/

then I read a piece on a blog that was diametrically opposed and cheered. http://phoenixandolivebranch.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/open-letter-from-a-millennial-quit-telling-us-were-not-special/

I guess my thinking is that there’s quite a bit of truth in the speech and in the opposing blog.  We are none of us quite getting it right.  What I most got out of this hoopla though?  I need to be much more honest in my support of my children and not worry so much about how they succeed.   Ultimately my primary concern is that they live happy healthy lives doing whatever it is they do.  I think it will be interesting to see how this generation views their children many years from now. 

I love that quote up top.  I mean shouldn’t we all feel that way?  I sure hope each one of my kids feels that way, and that they’re my favorite (and therefore special — at least to me).

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