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Obey the Kitty!Oh, boy…

Yesterday, a video was making the rounds: a “bestofyoutube” video. It is a montage of sped-up, long-shot, city-scape footage depicting the busy, fast-paced, worker-bee nature of the modern world. These shots were interspersed with pictures of individuals head-down, poring over papers, frowning at computer screens, obviously unhappy, unfulfilled, and unrewarded. Atop this montage is an audio from Alan Watts’ 1960 lecture on “What If Money Was No Object?”

Using binary reasoning, Watts asserts that people, when asked what they’d do if money was no object, invariably speak of some artistic, creative, or peaceful activity. His deduction is therefore that we all spend all our lives doing something we do not want to do. And his conclusion is that we should chuck it all and spend our lives doing what we want. His thesis:

Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.

Bollocks. (more…)

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