Graduation Fluff

June 22, 2009

Listening to my son’s high school graduation ceremony last night, I was struck by how completely implausible were many speaker claims, such as:

  • Never let anyone tell you there is something you can’t do.
  • You’ll have setbacks, but never let them discourage you.
  • If I can succeed, so can you.
  • We’ll always treasure our memories of high school.
  • We students are so thankful to have such a friendly principal.
  • I was embarrassed to be associated with such transparent falsehoods, but apparently I’m in a minority.

    – Robin Hanson

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    One Response to “Graduation Fluff”

    1. daveinthewest said

      So that’s why those ceremonies are so awkward… lol

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