Sunday, May 26, 2013

“An eccentric, if not a subversive”

A wise observation from Bill Watterson, from a 1990 commencement address:

Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive.
[Found via Armand Frasco’s notebookism.]

comments: 2

Barbara Delaney said...

A truly memorable address. But then, Kenyon College has a reputation for brilliant commencement speakers. Have you listened to or read the speech give by David Foster Wallace to the class of 2005?

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, indeed. DFW makes many appearances in these pages.