A nice take on the meaning of life: Alan Watts’s wisdom + animation = “Life & Music”

This clever animation of Alan Watts’s thoughts on the purpose of life is well worth two minutes of your attention:

http://www.freshminds.com/animation/alan_watts_life.html

Watts says instead of thinking of life as journey, where the end is what matters, imagine life as a dance or a song. The point is not to get to the end or to win, but simply to enjoy each step, each note.
When I was in college, I wanted what I considered a great life – a job, a car, a house, a wife. Once I had that, then what? A bigger job, a bigger car, a bigger house, a bigger wife…? Are we on some metaphorical journey to a finish line where we know we’ve made it
I prefer this thought from Ursula LeGuin:
“It’s good to have an end to journey toward, but it’s the journey that matters in the end.” 

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One thought on “A nice take on the meaning of life: Alan Watts’s wisdom + animation = “Life & Music”

  1. Thank you for posting this link. It’s a wonderful ‘pearl of wisdom’ for the young folks…and a great reminder for us old farts wondering about the second half of our lives!

    Happy Turkey Day!
    Louise Lewis, author
    “No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to YOU!”

    Your FREE e-book at: http://www.noexpertsneeded.com
    (Simply my way of ‘giving back’)

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