I got this link from another blog that I read for the beautiful band River James. It's a copy of David Foster Wallace's commencement speech that he gave at Kenyon University in 2005. I've always had a soft spot for commencement speeches because they all seem to convey a certain humility that is never expected from a speech that can colloquially be cheesy and over-done. This is definitely one of the more inspiring speeches that I have read.
"But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down."