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Analysis Of David Foster Wallace's This Is Water

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The general argument made by David Foster Wallace in his work “This is Water” is that we have a choice on what we get to think to make our lives less tedious. More specifically, he argues that everyone think or believes that they are the center of the universe. He writes, “Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence.” In this passage, he argues that our “automatic setting” is to think that everyone is in our way and that we are the only ones with problems. In this passage, Wallace is suggesting that we can choose what and how to think when this happens. In conclusion, Wallace’s belief is that we have the choice to
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