This Is Water (book)
Free Audio Version (full length: 20 mins)
Shorter Audio With Video (9 minutes)
I still remember where I was in 2012 when my friend Evan shared with me the “This Is Water” speech by David Foster Wallace. It hit me like a ton of bricks. This speech was the first time I had heard someone talk about the default setting of the human mind, the urgency around cultivating awareness for what is happening around us, and choosing what we think about in our day-to-day lives.
This speech continues to have a huge impact on my personal philosophy as I revisit it every couple of months, and make a point to read the script and reflect on it each birthday. That is all, I just wanted to share this. Let me know if you listen to this, and please consider sharing it with a graduating senior or ordering a copy.
I wish you way more than luck.