Everything you need to understand or teach This Is Water by David Foster Wallace.
This 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.