"When you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
I submit that this is what the real, no-bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: how to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone day in and day out.
May 21, 2005: David Foster Wallace delivers his legendary Kenyon College commencement address on the meaning of life, later published as This Is Water. Hear the full speech and see the transcript here.
(Source: explore-blog / brainpicker)