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‘Here is just one example of the total wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of…’

http://youtu.be/xmpYnxlEh0c

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. However, we encourage everyone to seek out the full speech (because, in this case, the book is definitely better than the movie).
-The Glossary

Read the full speech here – http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/09/12/this-is-water-david-foster-wallace/

[ Musings ]

I am wearing Red today to show my respect to all who have died in the series of tragedy happening around the world and to condemn people who cowardly sacrifice the lives of others to make their point – without sparing much thoughts about the value of these human lives whom they have selfishly destroyed and taken away from their loved ones: The US Drone Attacks, Mistake bombing and the Boston Bomb.

‘ It was a wedding tradition, but the US mistook it as an attack’
‘ Weddings are supposed to be a celebration with Families, but it became a day of tragedy for those who attended’
‘ Awhile ago they were running, now they have no legs.’

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