"The Plain Fact Is That You Graduating Seniors Do Not Yet Have Any Clue What "Day In Day Out" Really Means. There Happen To Be Whole, Large Parts Of Adult American Life That Nobody Talks About In Commencement Speeches."

by Rachelle Hruska · August 12, 2009

This was one of the more moving commencement speeches I've read. An oldie but a goodie, who's responsible for it? Answer below....

It's David Foster Wallace's commencement speech in 2005 to Kenyon University.  It can be found in it's entirety HERE. I highly suggest you read the entire thing.

The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.