A now famous commencement speech on how to approach day to day life, and how to think.

This video kicked off a long-term DFW reading habit that is still going strong.

"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.

That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing."

PDF (Courtesy of Purdue University)

If you like that video, this is another great one: It is always now - Sam Harris