Joseph Gilmore I didn't get a graduation ceremony this past semester. Instead I listened to This is Water by David Foster Wallace.
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🤔 David This is a fantastic speech and I recommend anyone with available time to listen to it.
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🗿 Simohamed That speech is very special. Not only for its content but for what it tries to do. It's always hard to say matter-of-fact things without someone (you yourself, probably) writing it off as a platitude. These truisms or wholesome attitudes need so much justification that isn't based on logicality but narrative and storytelling to make someone sympathize with your experience, which David nails perfectly.
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