This is Water is a 22-minute commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College in 2015 which was later adapted into a short book. It is difficult to overstate how powerful it is. Even after listening to this speech countless times, it never fails to send a shiver down my spine. In the interest of periodically forcing myself out of this default mode of thinking, I created a recurring calendar event to re-listen to the speech every sixth months. Here is an abridged audio version for that purpose.