David Foster Wallace on the True Value of Liberal Arts Education
March 11, 2021
The beloved author on what "the real, no-bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about."
On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace delivered his legendary Kenyon College commencement address – the only public talk he ever gave on his views of life – in which he argues:
I submit that this is what the real, no-bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: how to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone day in and day out.
Read more, and listen to the original recording, [here].