Mead Baffles Man, Kids At Stake
June 15, 2013 8:06 PM Subscribe
My kids' elementary school uses this Margaret Mead quotation on a banner in their Independence Day float, and every year it bugs the heck out out of me:
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."
Without any context, I struggle to understand the tone of these two sentences. Is this a heartwarming celebration of individuality? Or is this some kind of snarky put-down of same?
If it's the latter, what kind of misbegotten school am I sending my kids to?
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