Tell It Like It Is!
In a rant targeting modern American parenting, Wellesley High teacher David McCullough Jr reminded the ‘pampered, cosseted and doted upon’ seniors that they are just another person on a planet with a population of 6.8billion – and therefore utterly insignificant.
‘Yes, you’ve been pampered, cosseted, doted upon, helmeted, bubble wrapped… nudged, cajoled, wheedled .. feted and fawned over and called sweetie pie,’ he told the teenagers in the speech, published on BostonHerald.com.
‘But do not get the idea you’re anything special. Because you’re not.
‘Contrary to what your under-nine soccer trophy suggests, your glowing seventh-grade report card, despite every assurance of a certain corpulent purple dinosaur, that nice Mister Rogers and your batty Aunt Sylvia… you’re nothing special.’
Mr McCullough told the graduates that a whopping 3.2million seniors were in the process of graduating from more than 37,000 high schools across the United States.