The Sermon on Sadness That Became a Viral Hit | Performance

Pubblicato: 13 novembre 2016 in la giusta distanza

The best commencement speech ever.

In 1996, when Harper’s Magazine sent writer David Foster Wallace on a seven-night Caribbean cruise, they were expecting a magazine-article-length, fish-out-of-water adventure. What they got back was practically a novella about the dread of death, and how being pampered for a week aboard an unsinkable vessel is little more than a denial of death’s inevitability. About a decade later, Kenyon College was less surprised when, in place of the commencement speech Wallace had been invited to give to the class of 2005, he delivered an unforgettable sermon on the sadnesses of modern life — and their cure.

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