"You see, if everyone is special, then no one is. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless. ... We have of late, we Americans, to our detriment, come to love accolades more than genuine achievement."
I don't think he was promoting his own shit. I think he was saying you won't be given anything because you're not naturally special. It was basically a 'work har and don't take life for granted' message hidden behind a lot of truisms. Still well done though.The guy sounds like a bit of a douche. Not that he doesn't have some points but way to turn what was an exciting moment for some into a way to promote your own shit.