This is Water – A Brilliant Commentary on Life (repost)

I am reposting this because the video had been taken down. I just saw it float by (no pun intended) in a LinkedIn stream though so thought it’d be good to repost. Here is the Original Post. Feel free to share, please. Use the shortlink if you want.

This is Water from Patrick Buckley on Vimeo.

My friend and colleague recommended this video to me and noted that I needed to watch it.

I am glad I took his advice seriously.

In this season of graduation and commencement, and at my work I have been welcoming intern after intern as well as new college grads into their new life here in the big world, and it crosses my mind that although this speech sounds like it’s about something as mundane and unimportant as water, it is really a commentary about everything that is really, really matters in life.

Watch the video. Does it change anything in you? I’d like to hear your thoughts.

#Given to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College by David Foster Wallace. Edited and set to film by Robert Johnstone.

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