Graduating to grownup

I didn’t write this, but oh how I wish I did. Actually, no, I’m grateful for the words. For knowing that someone sees the world this way. Saw the world this way. Grateful to David Foster Wallace for writing it, and speaking the “capital T truth.”

This video is powerful and touching and true.

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This is Water

By David Foster Wallace

 

“The only thing that is capital T true is that you get to decide how you’re going to try to see it.”

“Please don’t just dismiss it as one finger-wagging Dr. Laura sermon. None of this stuff is really about morality or religion or dogma or big fancy questions of life after death. The capital T truth is about life before death. It is about the real value of a real education….which has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.”

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3 thoughts on “Graduating to grownup

  1. I knew I was probably repeating something that had already made the rounds but at least it wasn’t the “back to the future” clock meme, claiming today was the day Marty goes to the future! 😉

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  2. I have heard this speech before, but this video really brings it to life. We get caught up in life so much that we don’t see it around us. We see only the tedium and routine, but with a change in perspective about those around us, we can change our perspective on ourselves and our placement in this universe. Thank you for posting.

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