David Foster Wallace is always a breath of fresh air.
The only thing I've preached, if ever, was that "You have a choice."
You have the freedom to choose what matters.
You don't have to believe in religion, advertisers, or your parents.
You don't have to go with the trend, follow your friends, or that spiritual guru across the street.
The transition from religious morality to Absurdist morality happened in philosophy during the last century.
But humanity is postponing Enlightenment for the sake of convenience.
It's convenient to believe the morality that religion shoves in your face
because it would be such a pain to think about what's good and what's bad by yourself.
It's convenient to believe that Marriage and a 9-5 job is the only way to live an adult life,
because it would be such a pain to see past the prepackaged deals that society throws on us.
It's convenient to believe of a "Prince charming" that will sweep you off your feet,
because it would be such a pain to grow as an individual and build a life for yourself.
It's convenient to believe in traditional gender roles,
because it would be socially unacceptable to grow out of masculinity and femininity.
It's convenient to worship status-quos and social hierarchies,
because it would be harder to value who's really important in your life.
It's convenient to seek alternatives through "organic" hipster cultures,
because finding alternatives by yourself is regrettably unsocial and weird.
If you think that marriage, a 9-5 job, a prince charming, traditional gender roles or hipster cultures suits you better than the self-made alternatives, then by all means go for it. I'm not saying you shouldn't.
I'm merely pointing out that these are all pre-packaged deals offered by society, and taken up by many for the sake of convenience.
You however have within you the power to transcend these constructs, if they don't fit who you are.
You have the ability to look at the world with your own eyes.
You have the ability to determine what brings meaning to your life.