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This is so good! I know that many of you will find this video moving and thought-provoking.

In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College but his speech didn’t become widely known until three years later, after his death. The Glossary describes it as,”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”. The Glossary 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.

You can find the full speech here and here.

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