And now you’re swimming

Commencement address from David Foster Wallace:

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”

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4 Responses to “And now you’re swimming”

  1. matt Says:

    pretty interesting article. you can kind of tell how tortured a person he was.

  2. zachary Says:

    yea. damn fine speech.

  3. indeedindeed Says:

    yeah, he was a genius. it’s too sad that he wasn’t able to preserve his sanity longer.

  4. indeedindeed Says:

    if you haven’t read it before, his article on federer was about as good as sportswriting gets:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all

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