Real Freedom is the Ability to Think and Choose

This is Water - David Foster Wallace - 2005 Commencement Speech - The Glossary

“This is Water” by David Foster Wallace / Short film by The Glossary

Commencement speeches usually make me feel like I’m sleeping with my eyes open. Here’s an exception.

This short-film interpretation of David Foster Wallace’s address to the graduating class of Kenyon College in 2005 elegantly reframes the soul-crushing realities of a day-in-day-out work week as an opportunity to think and choose differently – and the promise it holds.