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A 2005 address championing the liberal arts might be the best graduation speech of all time

David Foster Wallace

America’s colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, landing leaders in business, entertainment, and politics.

But historically, one speech repeatedly makes various “Best Commencement Speeches” lists: one from late novelist David Foster Wallace, given at Kenyon College in 2005.

Wallace — a graduate of the elite liberal arts college Amherst — told students that a liberal-arts education teaches them how to be self-aware and how to think.

A liberal arts education, Wallace said, teaches you “to be just a little less arrogant. To have just a little critical awareness about myself and my certainties.”

“Because a huge percentage of the read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com