Today, Maria Popova tweeted that this is the 10th anniversary of David Foster Wallace’s remarkable commencement address at Kenyon College. I am linking to her post about commencement addresses, as well as the 22 minutes “This is Water” speech. I first learned of DFW through this speech, and it was the beginning of a wild admiration and love for the brain and thinking of this writer. Some days I think that sharing the thoughts of others on my blog is just fine. Today is one of those days.
Do consider watching the commencement speech, even if you do not typically click on my links. This speech is simply wonderful, full of wisdom and heartfelt transparency which speaks directly to the hearts of his listeners.