It is graduation time. Caps, gowns, diplomas, and speeches meant to inspire. A year ago I wrote about the latest crop of liberal-education justifying discourse. This year it seems better to share a great one from the past. The world is a lesser place without David Foster Wallace and his 2005 speech to Kenyon College’s graduating class is one more of the many reminders of this fact. The lesson is about not overlooking the obvious and choosing to see it in an unselfish way; to be an individual in a social world. Transcript here.