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In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn't become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we've ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.

 

We made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested. However, we encourage everyone to seek out the full speech (because, in this case, the book is definitely better than the movie).

 

-The Glossary

 

 

David Foster Wallace was a great writer, sadly he committed suicide a few years after this :(

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Reeyo   

That put some complicated truths into a simple manner. Incredible, simplicity truly is the best form of knowledge.

 

Awareness and the freedom to choose how you 'think' of real life situations. But the hardness to do is turn off 'default' way of seeing/hearing and processing.

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Showqi   

Don't be greedy, selfish, unappreciative person! Please u mahad celi ilaahaygii ku siiyey caafimaadka, ilaahaygii maskaxda iyo aqoonta ku siiyey, ilaahaygii kugu nabad galiyey wadan aanad ab iyo isir u lahayn

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Safferz   

Showqi;948696 wrote:
Don't be greedy, selfish, unappreciative person! Please u mahad celi ilaahaygii ku siiyey caafimaadka, ilaahaygii maskaxda iyo aqoonta ku siiyey, ilaahaygii kugu nabad galiyey wadan aanad ab iyo isir u lahayn

It's a famous quote from Thomas Hobbes. But the point stands, the world is a bleak and terrifying place and the individual life is an insignificant blip in the endless expanse of time. I'm not sure what religion has to do with this except that some (many?) people use it as a way of finding meaning in that reality, and there's nothing wrong with that. The video is useful because it gives a rude awakening for those who believe "real life" is more than the banality of the everyday, and to help see the world in a different way through the recognition of and compassion for the other.

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Apophis   

Safferz;948682 wrote:
Life is nasty, brutish and short.

Sometimes life can be beautiful once one realises the utter irrelevance, in the scheme of things, of our daily existence.

 

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this was posted on Reddit by "thegreatestzenmaster" in response to a question about success. Kinda reminded me of this video

 

No. Not quite.

 

There is no point that you arrive at(success), where the difficult tasks stop being difficult, where they stop causing at least some suffering.

 

However, there is a way to escape that cycle of working and working and working and feeling fulfillment and satisfaction only once you have succeed in your goal. And that is to find and derive that fulfillment and satisfaction from the process. To find it even when suffering through long hours of trial and error, when suffering through your workout even when you don't feel like being there, and even when you find yourself down and out.

 

The truth of the matter is that there are two options. The first is suffer and suffer until you succeed and then you get to feel that sense of satisfaction which is often short lived. The other option is to derive that satisfaction from the process of everyday life. From something as tedious as doing the dishes or making your bed and even from the things which most people "suffer" through.

 

To derive pleasure from the process is hundreds of times more satisfying than the short lived feeling you get from completing a goal. So you see, you can suffer day in and day out until you reach your goal or you can discover within yourself a way to enjoy trying and failing. You can find a way to enjoy overcoming your weaknesses that scream for you to eat that piece of cake and to skip your workout today. You can find a way to enjoy pushing through the tedium of doing the dishes and to find the pleasure in the process, even in those tasks you force yourself to do

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Apophis   

Naxar Nugaaleed;948714 wrote:
this was posted on Reddit by "thegreatestzenmaster" in response to a question about success. Kinda reminded me of this video

 

No. Not quite.

 

There is no point that you arrive at(success), where the difficult tasks stop being difficult, where they stop causing at least some suffering.

 

However, there is a way to escape that cycle of working and working and working and feeling fulfillment and satisfaction only once you have succeed in your goal. And that is to find and derive that fulfillment and satisfaction from the process. To find it even when suffering through long hours of trial and error, when suffering through your workout even when you don't feel like being there, and even when you find yourself down and out.

 

The truth of the matter is that there are two options. The first is suffer and suffer until you succeed and then you get to feel that sense of satisfaction which is often short lived. The other option is to derive that satisfaction from the process of everyday life. From something as tedious as doing the dishes or making your bed and even from the things which most people "suffer" through.

 

To derive pleasure from the process is hundreds of times more satisfying than the short lived feeling you get from completing a goal. So you see, you can suffer day in and day out until you reach your goal or you can discover within yourself a way to enjoy trying and failing. You can find a way to enjoy overcoming your weaknesses that scream for you to eat that piece of cake and to skip your workout today. You can find a way to enjoy pushing through the tedium of doing the dishes and to find the pleasure in the process, even in those tasks you force yourself to do

Highly effective advice.

 

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Malika   

Naxar Nugaaleed;948676 wrote:
that's a bleak outlook on life

That was definetly a cry for help! ciid fahantee muu jiriin maskinka.

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