“A huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be automatically certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded”


Since Steve Jobs’ sad passing, many people are revisiting his 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech. Being mentioned in the same breath, however, is Amherst alumni David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” speech to the Kenyon class of 2005. (05, apparently a Good Year. I still had acne…) I looked up Foster Wallace’s speech on YouTube earlier today and it positively blew my mind…

Have a listen.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on ““A huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be automatically certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded”

  1. My fellow Mule got this tatted on his arm, “This is water” facing him, a simple fish below it. He says it faces him because only he knows what it means to him. He also won’t let The ‘Cac follow him on Tweeter. He’s so alt. Fuck him. D$

  2. Pingback: Amherst’s Ben Cherington ’96 named Red Sox GM |

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