I just read David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College. It’s a really, really great read.
…in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.
Seems a little strange to post something about this speech without commenting on his suicide, but I don’t know what to say.
I don’t believe his insight is diminished in any way by his suicide. It shows that insight often doesn’t lead to relief from emotional torment. It’s just very sad.