There seems to be a trend the past few weeks. Yes, I know, there are always trends. This is a good trend, a re-emergence of sensefulness. It gives me hope for the future.
In a recent gradution ceremony, the message was “You are not special.” Now, I’m not advocating a mass thrashing of teenage self-esteem by adults everywhere. That would be harmful and probably very messy.
My hope for the future is this, that young people gain an appreciation for the fact that they are entitled to very little (beyond basic human rights). Achievement and success should come after effort, after meeting challenges.
Your kids are not special, they are just like everyone else’s kids. Unless your 2year old is a member of MENSA. Then yes, your kid is probably special.