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Choosing to Think

David Foster Wallace Delivers an Intellectually Inspiring Commencement Speech

— May 26, 2013 — Keynote Trends
David Foster Wallace is truly motivational as he delivers this inspiring commencement speech to the graduating class of Kenyon College. During his opening remarks he announces that he will do his best to avoid cliches even though they can harbor some of the truest advice.

David tells the graduation class to remember that they can chose what to think. The significant education in thinking that graduates are supposed to get is not about the capacity to think but rather about the choice of what to think about. If the total freedom of choice concerning what to think about seems obvious he reminds listeners that the totally obvious is very valuable.

In closing this inspiring commencement speech David Foster Wallace urges the class to remember that the exact same experience can mean two totally different things to two different people depending on how these people construct meaning from experiences.
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