Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again.
Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th book (about the Wright brothers and advent of aviation).
Something of a technophobe , McCullough, Jr., describes the current “era of the selfie and twerking and Snapchats and Facebook trends and Twitter feeds and, often, scrambling after achievement for attention’s sake.” (Hey, he even told me that prior to Swellesley breaking the story of his commencement speech, he didn’t even know what a blog was). The teacher cites a comment from a new student that “It’s better to look good than to be good,” to which McCullough replies that this isn’t necessarily the case, and holds up his father as a shining example of someone who is accomplished because he believes in what he does, not because he is looking for attention and accolades.
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