People who read blogs like this one usually read many blogs, and as a result they need to be highly efficient with their time and do so very quickly. I get it because I do it, too. Which is why this is kind of a big ask for someone as busy as you, dear reader.
Sometime this week, I'd like you to do the following as part of your continuing human education: turn off all lights except for a candle or the fireplace. Choose a beverage of choice. And listen quietly to the following commencement speech by the late David Foster Wallace. Yes, it's on youtube, but there are no compelling visuals, so turn the screen away from you.
I'd listened to it years ago, but after hearing it referenced on a recent podcast and then again in this post by the Happy Philosopher within the past week, it prompted me to listen to it anew. I know this smacks of irritating uncle sending you cut out Wall Street Journal articles in college that you had little time or interest in reading. Please do it anyway.
Let me know how it goes in the comments.
Grateful for your trust,