Matapos ang kontrobersiyang hatid ng commencement speech ni Manny Pangilinan sa Ateneo dahil sa pagkuha nito ng ilang parte ng mga speech nina Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling atbp. ay nakita ko ang ginawang speech ng isang mag-aaral ng Binghamton University sa Amerika. Hindi gaya ng karaniwang speech na aantukin ka at dudugo ang ilong mo sa mga high-falluting terms na kanilang binibigkas na di mo naman ma-getz ang relevance sa iyong buhay; this one is exceptionally brilliant. Oops, contradicting ata coz he talked about being average in many aspects of his life. But he does have a point, in this day and age where parents are more likely to push their kids to become unique and exceptional (there’s that word again) the average kid is ignored. It’s either you are an over-achiever or a failure for everyone to notice you.
So for those of you out there who are average, don’t be sad coz Average is the New Exceptional. Watch and learn.
Till my next rant. Peace. 🙂