David Foster Wallace offers a different perspective

I am oftentimes distressed by the thought that nothing in this life can objectively be called capital-t True unless you happen to be talking to/surrounded by like-minded people (which only really allows for the semblance of “truth”, anyway).  I would like to think that the commencement speech that DFW gave at Kenyon College in 2005 is True. (Little, Brown & Co. published it as a book, called “This is Water”, in 2009).  If you have never heard or read it, find twenty-two minutes in the next few days to listen to this speech.  If you have heard to it, might I encourage you to listen to it again.   Perhaps if more of us believed it to be True the world would be a more beautiful place.

(I chose the above clip because it lets the speech be the only real element of it (besides that strange vertical line.)

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