(CBS News) Continuing our focus today on the uplifting (and previously), we have a wonderful work that turns a commencement address into a very creative and visual work. It's a bit longer than we normally tend to feature at over nine minutes, but promise it's well worth it. (And is best watched in high-definition if possible.)
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).As more than a curator of viral culture or fan of the author and his array of amazing work, but also a thinking and feeling person who loves moments that uplift the human spirit, I can't applaud this piece enough and would like to give The Glossary a big triple-rainbow salute of excellence for connecting people to the brilliance that is David Foster Wallace! And to check out more great work by The Glossary, be sure to visit their website by clicking here.