This post was edited by RosieLux at 2014-10-26 16:49|
Do you have any idea of what “day in day out” really mean?
A video about the Kenyon commencement address made by David Foster Wallace is so thought-provoking. For most of the graduating seniors who are still in the ivory towers, they may not know what the real life is in society. Pro. David’s speech is worth a second thought to most of us. Here are some quotations from the speech. Please give us your opinion or suggestions as to the attitude of dealing with the routine and frustration in life.
"Among large parts of the life, one such involves boredom, routine, and petty frustration, and many more dreary, annoying, seemingly meaningless routines besides. But that is not the point. The point is that petty, frustrating crap like this is exactly where the work of choosing is gonna come in. Because the traffic jams and crowded aisles and long checkout lines give me time to think, and if I don't make a conscious decision about how to think and what to pay attention to, I'm gonna be pissed and miserable every time...The thing is that, of course, there are totally different ways to think about these kinds of situations...But most days, if you're aware enough to give yourself a choice, you can choose to look differently at this fact..."
(To see the video,click: http://v.qq.com/page/o/v/1/o0138qa7ov1.html?__t=1&ptag=1.sina&_out=1)