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Life and Music as told by Alan Watts

For most of us, we think of life as a journey that has a serious purpose of the end, and the thing is to get to that end. We go to kindergarten, then we head to school, then high school, then university, then work, etc… as if the great thing is coming at the end of each grade.

But, we miss the point the whole way along. It is a musical thing, and we’re supposed to sing or dance while the music is being played.

Watch the animation below by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of the famous animation South Park) on top of a short narration by Alan Watts, best known as a foremost interpreter of Eastern philosophies to the West:

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Comment from posh
Time March 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM

so true… this is how I felt when I finally got into the PhD. It was exciting the first few hours after I’d read my acceptance letter, but then what?

Comment from sara
Time March 3, 2009 at 9:49 AM

I liked your blog

Comment from Bannout
Time April 19, 2009 at 10:25 PM

3 words: Enjoy The Moment ;)

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