The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood

Here at Upworthy, we make it a mission to find things on the Internet that have real meaning — things that take you out of the tempting narrow focus of your own existence and give you some perspective about your neighborhood, your community, and your world. This speech, delivered at Kenyon College way back in 2005, encapsulates that vision perfectly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

UPDATE: So, the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust has decided to take this video down, claiming copyright infringement. While I've found another link for the time being, I'm not entirely sure how long it'll be up. If you think this video has an important message that serves a real public interest and shouldn't be taken down, please sign and share this petition. Thanks.

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ORIGINAL: By the late, great David Foster Wallace. Made into a stunning video by The Glossary. Posted by erratic speller and Vimeo user Patrick Buckley.

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