by Maria Popova
"On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title This Is Water, and was even adapted into a short book. Now, the fine folks of The Glossary have remixed an abridged version of Wallace’s original audio with a sequence of aptly chosen images to give one pause:"
Wallace: “The real value of a real education … has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.”
Via Jim Lerman, Lars-Göran Hedström