As a society we’ve come to adore accolades more than achievement. If you are like me and have campaigned against each member of the soccer team getting a trophy at the end of the season this commencement speech will appeal to you.
If on the other hand you think constant positive reinforcement with no discipline is the way to raise kids…this message will seem foreign to you.
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- Heritage High School holds small, special graduation ceremony (newsobserver.com)
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