david foster wallace

This is water…perspectives

David Foster Wallace was an American writer an thinker. One of the things that I like to think about–as a mediator and as someone who helps people with conflict–is that almost everyone has a different perspective about an event. We see things differently. We hear things differently. We experience things differently.

But how often do we consider what the other person sees, hears, and experiences? In my experience, not often enough.

Here’s a great video of an excerpt of Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College. It’s about perspective. I hope it changes how we view people.