I just posted the complete David Foster Wallace commencement speech in three parts, and I hope you will reblog it, or at the least listen to it (all of it), because if anything it is at the very least one of the most important things I have read in my whole life.
I mean that with complete sincerity.
Part One | Part Two | Part Three
It is impossible to pick just one favorite quote from it, so I will leave you with one of many:

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
That is real freedom.

Ok, I’m done bothering you.  This is water, though.

I just posted the complete David Foster Wallace commencement speech in three parts, and I hope you will reblog it, or at the least listen to it (all of it), because if anything it is at the very least one of the most important things I have read in my whole life.

I mean that with complete sincerity.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

It is impossible to pick just one favorite quote from it, so I will leave you with one of many:

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

That is real freedom.

Ok, I’m done bothering you.  This is water, though.

posted 4 years ago