This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life - Pages 92 – 137 Summary & Analysis

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Wallace states that through the power of awareness and education, one may have the power to experience frustrating, mundane situations “as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that lit the stars—compassion, love, the subsurface unity of all things. Not that that mystical stuff’s necessarily true: The only thing that’s capital-T true is that you get to decide how you're going to see it” (93-94). Wallace states that the true value of education is gaining the ability to decide what has meaning and what doesn't. Wallace then goes on to assert that there is actually no such thing as atheism, as everyone worships, although not necessarily in a religious sense. Wallace implicitly defines worship as the decision to apply inherent, guiding meaning to an object or idea. Wallace advises that objects of worship should be things that...

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