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This Is Water: Thoughts On Living A Compassionate Life


It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, but I’m breaking with tradition and posting a non-TED talk. It’s an excerpt of a longer commencement address given at  Kenyon College in 2005 by the late American novelist David Foster Wallace. When I came across the video, nine days after it was posted on YouTube, it already had over four and a half million views; I decided I needed to share it here. The link to the full talk, and the book by the same name, is below the video.

*update May 28, 2013 – I guess somebody was unhappy, and the video I originally  shared was pulled for copyright infringement. Too bad.  I’ve found another version of the talk, broken up into part 1 & 2 (without the great visuals of the one I first posted).


* This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

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  1. 2013/05/28 2:17 pm

    Day in and day out … I cannot see the bars, so I must not be in a cage.

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