This Is Water: Thoughts On Living A Compassionate Life

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, but I’m breaking with tradition and posting a non-TED talk. It’s an excerpt of a longer commencement address given at  Kenyon College in 2005 by the late American novelist David Foster Wallace. When I came across the video, nine days after it was posted on YouTube, it already had over four and a half million views; I decided I needed to share it here. The link to the full talk, and the book by the same name, is below the video.

*update May 28, 2013 – I guess somebody was unhappy, and the video I originally  shared was pulled for copyright infringement. Too bad.  I’ve found another version of the talk, broken up into part 1 & 2 (without the great visuals of the one I first posted).




* This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

Are You A Changemaker?

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, and today’s presenter is Zoe Weil who spoke to the young people who gathered at the TEDx Youth symposium held at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, last December. Ms. Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education. Ms. Weil’s inspiring talk is entitled “How To Be A Solutionary.” Enjoy!