A friend shared this video with me this morning. I thought I'd share it here as well. Here is a bit of the intro from the youtube site:
In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn't become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we've ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education. . . . ."
There is a link on the youtube page for the full speech, if anyone is so inclined.
The above original link seems no longer valid. Here's one that may suffice: