Infinite Jest and an infinite timeframe

I’m a month and a half into my quest to read “Infinite Jest” over the summer of 2010. Unfortunately, I am also only about 250 pages into it. It’s not that it isn’t interesting, it’s just that it is exhausting to read. There are words I’ve never heard of, phrases in other languages and footnotes that distract me and make my head hurt.

Still, among all of this, there are beautiful lines and quotes I want to share. Nuggets of truth and things I have always thought but could never put as plainly or honestly as David Foster Wallace. My list of these is always growing and I hope to share at least some of them soon.

This is one that seems to speak loudest to me during this semi-tumultuous time in my life:

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”

-“Infinite Jest,” pg. 203

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