[VIDEO] The Most Amazing Lesson On Adulthood And Life That You Will Ever Receive!

Posted on May 7, 2014 in Inspiration, Specials, Video

A commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College on May 21, 2005. This covers subjects including “the difficulty of empathy,” “the importance of being well adjusted,” and “the essential lonesomeness of adult life.”

Additionally, Wallace’s speech suggests that the overall purpose of higher education is to be able to consciously choose how to perceive others, think about meaning, and act appropriately in everyday life. He argues that the true freedom acquired through education is the ability to be adjusted, conscious, and sympathetic.

This is Water from Patrick Buckley on Vimeo.