David Foster Wallace This Is Water

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Honestly, I have listened to David Foster Wallace’s speech prior to this assignment. But, was I truly listening the first time? I don’t think so, or rather it took time for me to discover the true intention of his presentation. This is water is a mighty odd title, don’t you think? Throughout the reading I kept the image of the fish in the back of my mind, what does the fish scenario mean? David Foster Wallace tells a couple stories: a tale of two men in Alaska and a story of a real-world scenario of the reader at grocery store. Each story prevailed a meaning to me, though the most vibrant element of this presentation was found in the scenario of the grocery store. I encountered the main idea of thoughtlessness. Us, as humans, are automatically

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