Is life a journey (that has a destination/goal) or is it like playing a musical instrument (where you simply enjoy the act of playing). In this thought-provoking video, Alan Watts argues that society & schooling has taught us to treat life as a journey, while in reality life is really just to be enjoyed for what it is.
Is life a journey (that has a destination/goal) or is it like playing a musical instrument (where you simply enjoy the act of playing)?
In this thought-provoking video, Alan Watts argues that society & schooling has taught us to treat life as a journey. We are taught from a young age via schooling that there are clearly defined goals to reach (1st grade, 2nd grade, graduation etc.), and then we carry that thinking through life (find a good job, get married, save up for retirement, join a retirement community) until we finally die. All this does, is lead to a life of constant striving for goals that we never reach.
He argues that life is not really a journey, but it’s like playing a musical instrument. The aim of playing the instrument, is not to reach anywhere, but to simply enjoy the art of playing. Life is similar. In reality, there are no real goals and no specific place we need to reach. Instead of striving through life, we need to start learning to simply enjoying the art of living.
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