This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life Summary
David Foster Wallace

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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life Overview

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.

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