You Are Not Special … According To This Guy (Video)

A guy born with a silver spoon in his asshole, David McCullough, Jr., delivered this speech:

29 Comments on "You Are Not Special … According To This Guy (Video)"

  1. TruthVybes | Jun 11, 2012 at 1:54 am |

    More propoganda. EVERYONE yz Specyal as long as they stay true to theyr hearts. He looks robotyc…. 🙂

  2. He really worked hard to make this speech totally unique and he is entertaining.  He is telling the truth as well…Great speech. He puts things into perspective.

  3. PertAndPopular | Jun 11, 2012 at 3:35 am |

    “A guy born with a silver spoon in his asshole, David McCullough, Jr. delivered this speech.” Are you a fucking dumb ass? Please tell me what your problem is with this. I’m guessing your mother must have fucking let you suckle her tit until you graduated high school, then you got pissed off at her when she pushed you off her tit and called her “The worst mother ever.” Oh boo fucking hoo, that mean man said “you’re not special”. I watched this thinking this guy is gonna be some jack ass and in reality, he gave a great speech and spoke some beautiful truth. You honestly must be the type of person who tries to make the Occupy movement look bad…Are you a fucking agent provocateur? I wanna call you a stupid fucking hippie, but that would be an insult to them.

      • both of you guys got trolled by Disinfo into watching the video, I think the title of the post was a double entendre, the perfect tittle to real you in like a lil’ fish. There is a war for your mind brehs. Heh.

        •  no one changed their minds from this video breh. you just said that to feel superior

  4. Burningbolt | Jun 11, 2012 at 4:28 am |

    He’s implying that everyone is special, but not as long as you pride yourself and believe yourself to be so. What he is saying is that by being oneself, doing what one loves one is special. But if you start thinking yourself as better and superior to others, you’re wrong and that is the wrong notion of special. He is implying that each and everyone is special, yet simultaneously everyone is equal too. 

  5. Mr Willow | Jun 11, 2012 at 5:11 am |

    A rejection of materialism and egoism, and endorsements of creative, independent thought and effort for the sake of personal enjoyment, satisfaction, and fulfilment rather than the material gains of wealth and praise?

    Yes, please.

  6. “A guy born with a silver spoon in his asshole”

    In the real world the speech he is delivering is heard by a very rich and affluent area. The majority of the children come from very wealthy stock. He is talking to children who live in mansions and have yachts. Unless they probed him with their wealth, which just like his words is the perfect metaphor for this tale, it looks to me like some sound advice.

  7. zombieslapper | Jun 11, 2012 at 8:38 am |

    Is that Tyler Durden’s dad? “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.”But seriously, I’m guessing the poster didn’t even bother to listen to the speech.

  8. Mentersmith | Jun 11, 2012 at 8:44 am |

    It is so very Nice and amazing Video.

  9. Monkey See Monkey Do | Jun 11, 2012 at 9:27 am |

    vulcan is probably pissed because McCullough gave him a fail

  10. truth hurts, don’t it vulcan?

  11. I thought that was a really good speech actually…

  12. georgeresch | Jun 11, 2012 at 10:15 am |

    I made a response video, got a lot of negativity.  Maybe it will be more fully understood over here.

    • I think your taking this out of context, considering it’s on a national level, who he was speaking to, their wealth and the specifics that applys to most, not all but in this case a bunch of richy riches. Who will most likely never know a student loan, never worry about beer money having to buy a beater car to get to school. Many speeches stretch the line of relation, but in this case you have to consider the audience.

    • Mr Willow | Jun 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm |

      To quote (near) the end, in your own words:

      . . . like Steve Jobs did. He made a dent in the universe, kind of, not really. *shrug* An iPod? Is that really a dent? It’s big; who gives a shit, though? An iPhone? If all the iPhones stopped working tomorrow would the human race cease to exist? No, it’d be fine. I guarantee you. Kindness is what makes a dent. Kindness and humour. . . So, whatever your thing is, find it out, exercise it, and grow it to the point where you do become special. . .

      And what was a video criticising another video becomes a video repeating the message of the video it sought to criticise. 

      In saying, ‘You are not special,’ it is an appeal to humility, that you are not the centre of the universe—though you could possibly have a point in distinguishing it from ‘your’ universe—and as such should not work to simply accrue more wealth than you had the day before, to build yourself a pedestal to stand upon and a reputation to flaunt. 

      You should work to better the world in a manner that is fulfilling to you and those around you, providing them with happiness, and you with satisfaction.

  13. namvetted68 | Jun 11, 2012 at 10:49 am |

    Too bad his words were taken out of context and used by local newsreaders as a punch line.

  14. “dudes in a tie and says things like ‘Empirical’ and ‘scientifically speaking’: Must be a rich douchebag”

  15. Marcel Marcel | Jun 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm |

    disinfo authors gets shittier by the hour

    this site has become a joke

  16. Marta Colon | Jun 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm |

    Powerful reality check… for ALL of us! Loved it!!! Thank you!!! Si’ve shared it with all muy students…

  17. I am rather upset by how much people love this speech! 🙁  Sure he’s right about a lot of things, but this is NOT appropriate for a High School graduation.
    He also mentions Mister Rogers as a negative. MISTER ROGERS! What kind of black heart must one have to say that? I’m not joking.

    • what kind of fairy tale do you live in? this is a dog eat dog competitive world and he might have saved some people from failure because he spoke truth. what you imply is like saying pubescent teens dont need you to talk to them about sex and relationships

  18. I gave a TEDx talk last year that I think touches on some similar themes with a slightly different twist. The name of the talk was “You’re Not That Great: A Motivational Speech” and you can watch it here –

  19. Vulcan, you didn’t watch the whole thing, did you? This was a great speech.

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