Today’s video is described on YouTube like this:
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.
The speech has, therefore, been around for some time, being highlighted in The Guardian on David Foster Wallace’s death, but the video is new.
Speaking as a resident of the United Kingdom where we, to our shame, often look down on education this is fabulous call to see knowledge in a new way: