04 August 2013

George Saunders on Kindness

Some time ago I posted here about writer George Saunders who, it turns out had lived and written in Rochester for a number of years. Saunders now teaches at Syracuse where he gave this address at commencement a couple of months back. If you've read The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (and you ought to have read it!) you won't be surprised at the theme or the humor. Here is one of the serious lines: " If we’re going to become kinder, that process has to include taking ourselves seriously – as doers, as accomplishers, as dreamers."

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