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Friday Inspiration: This is Water

I imagine some may be familiar with David Foster Wallace’s “This Is Water” speech, delivered in 2005 at the commencement ceremony at Kenyon College in Ohio.

This film, an adaptation of an abridged version of the original audio, was recently created by a film-making team named “The Glossary.” In their words, Wallace’s speech was “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.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Hat tip to Sara Lavan for making us aware of this video.


  1. flyguygirl says:

    This speech is the traffic signal for each of us to get to the Ubuntu (among others) wisdom:
    I am because we are.
    Thanks, Dr. Carter.

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