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This Is Water

Posted 5.09.13

David Foster Wallace gave the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College, a speech that became widely known only after the author's death. In this video, which features an abridged version of the orginal audio recording of the speech, The Glossary puts into motion the late author's invaluable life advice, which culminates in a simple, elegant explanation of the real value of education. After you watch the video, do yourself a favor and read the full text of "This Is Water."

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