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This is water.

Every once in a while a video comes up that demands the time to watch it and to ponder the implications to each of our lives.

this is waterThis particular graduation speech is eight years old. However may be one of the absolute best there ever was and will be. David Foster Wallace was the commencement speaker at Kenyon College in 2005. To give a fresh and original grad speech is not easy to do. With the thousands given every year, the themes and styles are ‘oh-so’ similar that merely changing the date and the face of speaker is all that is required.

This one however, is, not just a cut above, but, from a completely different paradigm, yet as close to the core of who we are, what makes us tick, and a solution to a truly joy-filled life.

The speech is about nine minutes long and provides keys to a wonderful life, not just for grads, but for folks of every age and education level.

Enjoy.