British philosopher Alan Watts has a wonderful talk about what we should focus on when deciding on how to spend the life. He asks: “How would you really enjoy spending your life?” His message is somewhat similar to the message of professor Larry Smith who teaches how not to waste life when deciding what life to choose.
There are nice pearls of wisdom in this short 3 minutes video with Watt´s talk – becoming a master, being an example to others, living a life that is full of meaning. His talk certainly will make you think deeper about your own life.
Thank you, Lauri, for bringing this great video to our attention!
Alan Watts (1915-1973) was well known for his Zen teachings. He was also fascinated by ancient Hindu scriptures, especially Vedanta.
He was convinced about the necessity for international peace, for tolerance and understanding among different cultures. He was conscious about the growing need to take care of environment and STUFF that we produce, buy and throw away. In his own words: “Can any melting or burning imaginable get rid of these ever-rising mountains of ruin—especially when the things we make and build are beginning to look more and more like rubbish even before they are thrown away?”.
Here is the video: