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This is water. This. Is. Water.

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In 2005, David Foster Wallace gave the commencement address at Kenyon College.

David Foster Wallace link to speech at Kenyon College

Thankfully, he did not fill his comments with platitudes. Instead, he kept it real. He talked about staying present even in a world that demands anything but and focusing on creating what’s lasting even in the face of impermanence. He reminded those students, and all who would later go back and read his words, that the best any of us can do is stay present, stay connected and never lose sight of who and where we are.

Fish in the water


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