David Foster Wallace on Water and the Value of Education

This is water

Sadly, the world lost David Foster Wallace, in 2008. Fortunately, his writings live on. Recently his thoughtful 2005 Kenyon College commencement address was given new life in “This is Water” a video by The Glossary.

Wallace concludes: It is 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.

Read his full address here. Listen to his full address here.

One thought on “David Foster Wallace on Water and the Value of Education

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    Suzanne - May 17, 2013

    Thank you for sharing. I found truth and delight in that much needed message.

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