"And I submit that this is what the real, no-shit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about. How to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone, day in and day out."
~David Foster Wallace
I wish someone had said this to me during MY graduation commencement. Not because I necessarily needed to hear it at the time, but because blunt public speaking never fails to refresh.