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WRT102-overnight - WRT102 Prof. Jeffrey Green David Foster...

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WRT102 Prof. Jeffrey Green David Foster Wallace – Kenyon speech David Foster Wallace passed away last week who was one of the most brilliant writers in America. In his speech, “published here for the first time, he reflects on the difficulties of daily life and 'making it to 30, or maybe 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head'” Wallace’s speech is probably the best "wake up call" for people who live everyday life in the same robotic motions over and over again. The best part of the sentence for me is "I am not the wise old fish" because, as a recent college graduate, this is who I think I should be listening to. People used to think that the world or life belonged to them. Wallace argued that people belonged into the world like sitting in traffic or waiting in the shopping line because they are both part of life, thus deserve the same care and time that other parts of life do. “I experience the boring, frustrating, crowded parts of adult life when I'm operating on the automatic, unconscious belief that
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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