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According to George Ritzer in his book The Mcdonaldization of Society he defines this theory of Mcdonaldization of having four main components They are 1Predictability having emphasis on discipline systematization and routine so that things are the same from one time or place to another 2Efficiency who can obtain what they need more quickly with less effort 3Calculability being able to produce and obtain large amounts of things in a very rapid and timely fashion 4Control this is replacing human with non-human technology This not only includes machines but also materials skills knowledge rules regulations procedures and techniques He feels that slowly but surely many aspects of our daily living will result in being McDonaldized I tend to feel that there is a great deal of truth behind what he is saying A perfect example to support his theory lies in graduation speeches The first component of McDonaldization that also applies to graduation speeches is predictability Pretty much all graduation speeches whether given by a graduate principal superintendent dean etc start out with a quote from some famous person After the quote the speaker will almost definitely go on to talk about one of the following Here I have composed a list of probably every possible topic to speak about when addressing a graduating class Predictable Graduation Speech Topics 1Journey into Learning A look back at 12 years of education as a journey that comes to completion at graduation 2Dreamers of the Day Making our dreams a reality through planning sacrifice and dedication 3The Worst of TimesThe Best of Times Looking at the problems and opportunities and challenges that await students upon graduation 4Gaining Insight The search which we all face of determining who we are and where our place in life lies 5Our Future The potential of our future lives and the part our education will play in it 6New Ideals Facing the challenges ahead with such new ideals and virtues
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