100 Cool Things #45: This is Water

This is Water by David Foster Wallace. This is an abridged version of Wallace’s Kenyon college commencement speech about dealing with the tiny, annoying details in your life. It is about being mindful of our thoughts and surroundings and not being ground down by the little things.

I posted this on Facebook a while back and was inundated with comments about Wallace killing himself. Even though he did commit suicide I don’t think it diminishes the message of this video as some people seem to think. Anyway, have a watch and see what you think.

 

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