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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over: "This is water. Share this quote:. Like Quote. Recommend to friends.
In a commencement address in , David Foster Wallace told the graduates of Kenyon College that they were about to face a life of boredom, routine, and petty frustration. There happen to be whole, large parts of adult American life that nobody talks about in commencement speeches. He then explains that the real value of their education is not in teaching them to think, but in teaching them how to think, by providing them the ability to make a choice about what they think, and when they think it.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. It is about making it to 30, or maybe even 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness: awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over: 'This is water. This is water.
There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, "Morning, boys, how's the water? If at this moment you're worried that I plan to present myself here as the wise old fish explaining what water is to you younger fish, please don't be. I am not the wise old fish. The immediate point of the fish story is that the most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about. Stated as an English sentence, of course, this is just a banal platitude-but the fact is that, in the day-to-day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have life-or-death importance. That may sound like hyperbole, or abstract nonsense.