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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a…
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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about… (original 2009; edição 2009)

por David Foster Wallace (Autor)

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How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.… (mais)
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Título:This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
Autores:David Foster Wallace (Autor)
Informação:Little, Brown and Company (2009), Edition: 1, 137 pages
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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life por David Foster Wallace (Author) (2009)

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It's difficult to see what's all around you...DFW has some nice similes and thought experiments to help. I'm glad this got printed, as a speech it would have been gone too fast. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Jul 10, 2021 |
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
A commencement speech. Partly depressing simply due to the knowledge he succumbed to the very inevitable tediousness of life he warned the students of. Unlike most commencement speeches, Wallace doesn't hide life by painting a false bright future for every student gathered before him. Instead, he imparts knowledge of a moral view and how to look at life with compassion instead of anger. ( )
  illmunkeys | Apr 22, 2021 |
This commencement speech, which I found in one of those college english compilation textbooks, introduced me to Wallace's works. Although I appreciate his novels and essays, this is the one book of his that I come back to. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
May 6, 2019 -- Update
Stumbled upon this again, and I'm reminded of how much I appreciate it. The story above about "water" asks the question: "What in life are we blind to?"
Other questions: What are we paying attention to? And how?! What do we worship?

In thinking about how we learn, Wallace repeatedly expresses his dislike for platitudes and overly-repeated cliches stereotypical to commencement speeches. Yet, he can't help but utilize a few, which seems a necessary evil for the medium of commencing. But! How do we learn? When we are forced to synthesize our learning into digestible bits, how else can we do so than through platitudes? When does a sentence of wisdom or truth tip the scale to banal platitude? For instance, Niezche's "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Wise statement or trite platitude? The answer might depend on what year it's asked. Nevertheless, the question of how> we learn, for me, remains central.

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This Is Water is not a book, but a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace in 2005 for Kenyon College. It lasts less than 23 minutes (as an audiobook). I listened to it 3 times in a row over a couple days. It is one of those things everyone should listen to, wisdom for the ages.

He begins with the following story: There were these two young fish swimming along. And they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way who nods at them and says, "Morning, boys, how's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit. And then eventually one of them looks over to the other one and goes, "What the hell is water?"

"The most obvious important realities are often the ones the hardest to see and talk about."

Here are few of those realities that he talks about in his speech:
You are not the center of the universe.
Everyone worships something. Might as well a pick a good one, rather than looks, money or power.
Learning how to think (the supposed goal of liberal arts education) is about learning what to think (which starts with realizing that you are not the center of the universe). It's about your attention and mindfulness, being compassionate and giving others the benefits of the doubt.

It's fantastic - insightful, engaging, profound - something fundamental to life. Highly recommended to anyone reading this review.
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  nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
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How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

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