Philosopher Alan Watts Explains That Life Is Not a Journey

Alan Watts

In an enlightening, intelligently explained episode of After Skool, British philosopher Alan W. Watts brilliantly explains that life should not be considered a journey because the end is not the principal goal, unlike that of travel, which is all about getting there. Instead, life is like music or a dance; tasks in which the doing is far more important than reaching the end. “Life is a gift.” Check out the video below.

Because we simply cheated ourselves a whole way down the line. We thought of life by analogy with a journey with a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose at the end the thing was to get to that end success or whatever it is or maybe heaven after you’re there. But we missed the point the whole way along it was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played.


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