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Default Settings: Words of Wisdom from David Foster Wallace

Author David Foster Wallace spoke at the 2005 graduation ceremony for Kenyon College. His message was directed at students who were about to venture into the world as independent, functional humans but his message on thinking is important for everyone to hear even ten years later. In our current global state, perhaps it’s time to relearn how to think.

“Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe. The realest, most vivid and important person in existence.

We rarely talk about this sort of natural basic self-centeredness because it’s so socially repulsive but it’s pretty much the same for all of us. It is our default setting, hard-wired into our boards at birth. Think about it: there is no experience you have had that you were not at the absolute center of.

The world as you experience it is there in front of YOU. Or behind YOU.
To the left or right of YOU on YOUR tv or YOUR monitor and so on.
Other people’s thoughts and feelings have to be communicated to you somehow but your own are so immediate, urgent, real. Continue reading

what to do when you can

for almost 10 months I´ve been trying to change my life. Thank god this mission hasn´t been iomposible. On the contrary: I ´ve discovered a lot of things and persons that  have become my guides on this puropose! (Deepak Chopra, wayne Dyer etc)

Now at this moment I feel my heart loaded with love, and the mood to do new things… but you keep watching many people around you and you don´t know how to help them, you want them to be as happy as you, but they´re still blind and deny to change. My deepest desire is to be able to create a change in them, and I pray and meditate every day for it!

Is there something more I can do in order to reach my dream, my desire??

Thanks with my heart and excuse my english! I never write much in this language

 

greetings

henrik