This is Water

Several years ago, David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech at Kenyon College entitled, “This is Water.” This 9.5 minute video is worth re-posting, as he discusses the importance of choosing. We can choose to think in a way that is self-serving, that leaves us feeling irritable and miserable; or, we can choose to extend empathy and understanding to others, leaving us with a feeling of connectedness to the other humans fighting their own battles in this “day in, day out” kind of world.

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