Can you imagine a different design for most things?
Have you made great things without instructions?
Are your ideas difficult for people to see?
Do you ever design intuitively?
You are a designer.
People don’t act very aware of their surroundings anymore. I don’t know how to solve the awareness problem, but I can identify it continuously grows around me. Often I hope for young adults to practice awareness as much as they are taught to practice knowledge. I just watched this video for the first time and I’m not surprised DFW explained things so well. It’s also possible I saw what I wanted to see in it.
What is adult life really about? In this legendary college commencement speech in 2005, David Foster Wallace attempts to explain.