“But of course there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talk about much in the great outside world of wanting and achieving.... The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.”
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
Audio of David Foster Wallace’s Kinyon graduation speech. I love how realistic and down to earth he tries to be. He’s so clearly cynical, and yet he’s trying to be optimistic. I love his advice because I feel like it’s applicable. It’s especially interesting to listen to knowing that he killed himself.