The late author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. Because of its simple yet powerful message, it became one of the most famous commencement speeches of all time. This short film captures his message: that during the difficult and wearying times of adulthood, it is compassion that will sustain you. COMPASSION. Remaining aware of others, instead of focusing only on yourself, will help you rise above the mundane and live a more conscious, empathetic life.