David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. His speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death.
This short video is an abridged version of the original audio recording and contains a simple yet elegant explanation of the real value of education. His message is very powerful and well worth the 9 minutes.
The video was pulled from vimeo and is no longer available, but here’s the full speech.