You’re Not Special

You’re Not Special

“I also hope you’ve learned enough to recognize how little you know… how little you know now… at the moment… for today is just the beginning. It’s where you go from here that matters.”

“The sweetest joys of life, then, come only with the recognition that you’re not special.
Because everyone is.”

WATCH THIS VIDEO. How does this make you feel? What do YOU think makes YOU special?


  • kevin dean
    July 19, 2012

    1 You are not special

    2yes because we all live by the same rule

  • Griff wyse
    June 29, 2012

    ben you are the bbbbbeeeessssttttttttt

    • July 12, 2012

      Thank you BEREADY for the best week of the summer

  • Leo
    June 29, 2012

    You need more than who you look up to, to be motivated

    I agree because you are the only that makes yourself special

    • Elijah Allen
      July 19, 2012

      1 you are not special. 2 I disagree everyone is special in a different way

  • Nathan
    June 29, 2012 are not special
    2. i disagree everybody is special

  • June 29, 2012

    1. The point of this video and speech is that if everyone is special, then no one is spcial.

    2. I disagree with the speaker everyone has their own features, and thats what make you special.

  • Griff wyse
    June 29, 2012

    #1-If everyone is special, then no one is special
    #2- yes i agree cause if everyone did something special it wouldn’t be special @ all

  • Zach Irwin
    June 28, 2012

    1. If everyone is special, then no one is special.
    2. Yes because if everyone had something cool, then it wouldn’t be that cool.

  • Luke Irwin
    June 28, 2012

    1. No one is special if everyone is special.
    2. I agree because if everyone in the world is special it wouldn’t be special at all.

  • David Williamson
    June 28, 2012

    1. That everybody is not special and you are not center of the universe.

    2. I do because he made a good point on this subject.

  • Dylan jones
    June 28, 2012

    The first is don’t think your better then everyone else and to these students saying just because you graduated high school doesn’t mean your better than the person next to you or someone you don’t know but just enjoy life and don’t do stuff for the trophies or what u get from it do it cause u want to and have fun doing it

    2. Yes your not the best at what you do and to become great at what you do it takes work. Your opinion matters the same as everybody elses. Just because your great at sports don’t brag to someone because there is always something there better than u in

  • Cameron Burke
    June 28, 2012

    1. Your only as good as your action toward your goal. Not how much you talk about it.
    2.Yes, Because you have to want to achieve your goal. Most of us wanna be successful. But until you wanna be successful as you wanna breathe nothing going to happen.

  • Garrett
    June 28, 2012

    1. If everyone is special than no one is.
    2. yes, do something on your own don’t wait for it.

  • Mumby
    June 28, 2012

    1-your not special

    2-yes b/c you need to think about others and not yourself

  • Mumby
    June 28, 2012

    1-to be grateful for what you have and try your hardest

    2-yes b/c if everyone in the world worked there hardest it would be great.

  • Isaiah Smiley
    June 28, 2012

    1. That while you are working to achieve your goal, there is somebody out there working 10 times harder then you, so you have to stand out, and be the best.

    2.I do, because he talked about doing things just to do it, and doing it to explore it as deep as you possibly can, and taking advantage of the once in a lifetime things you get to experience.

  • Lauren Edet
    June 28, 2012

    1,The point of this speech is that you are not special because,there are millions of people on this earth and u probably most likely do not know all of them. So how could u even consider yourself special. I think that if u do think that you are special, look at your life you might be a hero you might not but u might just have that one special moment but at one point everyone will forget that! Even the president isn’t special, the reason for that is because everyone i mean everyone has someone that dis likes you. Do you think you are special o them? So if you remember a time you said, thought heard, or anything just think think why would i think i’m that special. 2,Yes I agree with him 100%. I agree with him becasue he knows what he is talking about. It got me to thinking, i have at one moment that i am special. I now take that back.Think long and hard about if you every thought you were special….. If someone has treated you differen’t, like a teacher, coach, family, friends, or anybody that still doesn’t mean YOU are special.

  • Michael Hennessy
    June 28, 2012

    #1 that everyone is just as special as everyone else.
    #2 Yes i agree because no one should be treated better because they are more special everyone should treat each other with respect and do not hate one another because they are just as special as you are.

  • Brayden Curtis
    June 28, 2012

    1. This speech showed me that I need to make my own choices and work hard to create my own success.

    2. I agree with those thoughts.

  • Justas
    June 28, 2012

    The answer to the first question is you’re not special

    the answer to the second question yes because everyone is special and you were the only person who is life wouldn’t be fair.

  • Trey Knudsen
    June 28, 2012

    #1 Do something because you love to do it.
    #2 Yes, I agree because then people will be happy most of the time.

  • Parker Christensen
    June 28, 2012

    #1-I think the point of the speech was to tell everyone that there are 6.8 million other people in this world, and you are just one, so you are not special.

    #2-I disagree because I think that everbody is special in their own way.

  • isaac
    June 28, 2012

    1 you are not special because everyone is

    2 i agree because you need to think about others more than yourself

  • JT Evans
    June 28, 2012

    1# Graduating and that no one is more special than anyone else
    2#I am special, but realize I have a lot to learn

  • Eddie Carroll
    June 28, 2012

    #1- What I got from this speech is that our generation would much rather get a reward without earning it instead of working hard at something and not getting recognized.
    #2-Yes, I agree with the speaker because, I have seen many real life examples of the points he provided, like not waiting for inspiration to come find you.

  • Dylan Tipler
    June 28, 2012

    #1-Everyone is the same,no one is more special.

    #2-Yes,because nobody is very special.

  • Captain America
    June 28, 2012

    #1 – That you’re not special.

    #2 – Yes, we should be selfless and treat others as more important than ourselves.

  • Joshua Hardcast
    June 28, 2012

    1. You are not special.
    2. Yes, because you are not special.

  • Trenton
    June 28, 2012

    You are not specail #1

    Same with me I didn’t really understand it #2

  • June 28, 2012

    #1 you are not special

    #2 yes I agree because you are never special

  • trygve
    June 27, 2012

    #1 work for your goals
    #2 yes it pays off in the end

  • June 27, 2012

    The answer to the first question is no matter what you do just keep on going.

    The answer to my second question is yes and no because I didn’t really understand it very well.

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