This is Water by David Foster Wallace

A slice of David Foster Wallace’s now-legendary Kenyon College commencement speech gets turned into a great short film by The Glossary.

In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.

We made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested.

Blur was totally right. Modern life is rubbish. However, that being said, you should totally carve out ten minutes of your day to watch this. [via shortformblog]

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