Start the weekend with a great piece of wisdom – watch one of the most honest, provoking commencement speeches ever. It was delivered by David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College, three years before David took his own life.

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“The point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.

The real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over:

“This is water.”
“This is water.”

It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out. Which means yet another grand cliché turns out to be true: your education really IS the job of a lifetime. And it commences: now.

I wish you way more than luck.”

Download the entire commencement speech This Is Water.

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