Here's what happiness looks like when you buy it. Don't be that person.

After watching this video, I really wish more people would try to approach life this way.

"Alan Watts" isn't exactly a household name.

Recognize this guy? Yeah, neither did I.


Watts was a British philosopher. The website dedicated to his memory lists him as "a foremost interpreter of Eastern thought for the West." He died in 1973.

But I hope most households will one day tune in to his way of life.

The ideas are a little shocking, but hear them out. These GIFs show just a taste.

You hear that?

"Making plans for the future is of use only to people who are capable of living completely in the present."

Cheers to that.

If you wanna listen to Watts' full six-minute spiel, hit play on the video below.

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It's important to note that what Watts came to believe and preach did NOT happen in a vacuum. Watts wouldn't have risen to success the way he did had it not been for the works of multiple Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist philosophers that heavily influenced what he later relayed to audiences in the U.S. and Britain. With that aside, the ideas he gives voice to in this recording still stand.

If you agree that we should try to make our lives about more than just money and ambition, give this post a share.

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