This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life OverviewThis Is Water was originally a commencement address delivered by author David Foster Wallace to Kenyon College’s graduating class of 2005. In this speech, Wallace states that people operate in a default state of self-centeredness, and he warns of the personally destructive effects of passively operating in these default patterns. Wallace advocates for personal awareness and compassion as a means of counteracting self-centeredness and forming s more fulfilling life. This speech explores themes of awareness, selfishness, and compassion.
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David Foster Wallace has been dubbed everything from a "hideously talented writer," according to Jonathan Levi in the Los Angeles Times, to the "master of voices, a writer whose sense of history and p...