This is why you're not truly living | Alan Watts

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Educate Society : The analogy of music was so eye opening. We say that music is played because the point of music is not to reach a destination or get to the end. Simmilarly we just play throughout our life not work throughout it.

Onyx Lionheart : "We missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, as the music was being played." These words will stay with me for the rest of my life.

KafkaDecaf : When you realise this, when you stop running towards THAT thing, whatever it may be, when you realise that life is NOW, that there is no tomorrow, no future, you see everyone else rushing passed you, trying to arrive at one of their futile destinations only to be left unfulfilled and unchanged before immediately charging at the next thing. You want everyone else to just stop, too. But they won’t. They need that promotion, to buy that new car, to travel to work quicker, to put in more hours, to get more money, to get a bigger house, and the list goes on and on. “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” - John Lennon

High Frequency : True the way this social construct work is just to make you believe that “oh getting that job you will be happy” theres more to being here than what we are taught in schools told by others theres just so much pass this social expectations of what you have to be doing in order to “fit in”

oooohhhhhhshizzzzzz : I wish Alan Watts were my grandad or some shit haha

Yann HIJAZI : Love Alan Watts. One of the best. Thanks for sharing.

Pedro SXSG : holy shit, what a deep insight, I feel like I'm truly learning something for the first time

rolandpointoh : I fall asleep to his voice every night. What a wonderful man.

The Joker : It is always the anticipation that makes people happy but once they finally arrive at their destination, it is never truly different from what they have previously experienced. People get caught up in living to work so that they reach the top job they have always wanted without embracing the present moment.

Felipe Silva : I am studying Computer Science and I don't have any idea about what I'm gonna do in future, I'm not sure about the choice of the college, sometimes I think I should have applyed for Economics or Phylosophy. I'm distressed about all this and don't have any answer to those questions. Someone else?

Eisfaelscher : Does anybody know the name of the sound/song which was played in the last few seconds? :)

Bepske Kaatje : "You are supposed to sing or dance while the music is being played" That will stick with me forever. Thank you Alan, Thank you Wordporn for sharing it to me

Bruno M : I liked the subtitles, keep that going. Great message! Love it

Lef : Find something you can play and make it work or find a work and make it play :)

waene : 'great content, thanks for the hard work <3

Aditya Verma : Awesome video truly inspiring.. There is no destination,only the journey to live.Hope me and everyone learn to dance through this music.

phantumgrey : That was fucking beautiful!!!

The Big Wow Wow : "But, we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to dance or to sing while the music was being played."

jpn_h : Does anyone know what movies these clips are from?

Jan Folkert Haarsma : Whats the movie in this video

ReCell02 : Message: Enjoy life

Johnny Guitar : Wonderfully insightful and uplifting :)

WeTube : One Love

Dan R : The realest shit anybody ever said anywhere about anything

Ian Coxen : Extremely beautiful video and message, thank you.

OmAr LiVeS : Omg. That's it!

Somirezz : but.. the question arises.. how can we make or live our life.. just like listening to music...???

Tim Haercke : Glad I found this channel a couple of days ago... Great content thanks for the effort and time you put into these videos.

Strafer66 : Love Alan watts. Disagree with the travel analogy though. In my opinion the best way to travel is with no real destination in mind. I've had the best times of my life backpacking and not knowing where I'd be the next day.

Raven Zosaries : Find your Life's humble beat

Jonathan Pena : "Remember", he told us. "It's just a ride."

Grey shadow : Your editing game keeps getting better!! Good video

Unusual Enigma : Well... let’s play ;D

:D : so right.

Ashim Dhingra : Superb , the best video that i have heard .

Abyssinia Empire : I find Alan Watts to speak lengthy with little value. His philosophies are elementary and he is a mediocre orator. Can you please find an audio clip of a more influential figure? Also I rather not listen to celebrities who have achieved little to nothing.

guyfromBR : Alan Watts is just another gatekeeper, like McKenna, Krishnamurti and so many others. None 'wrong' or 'bad/evil' per se, of course, as these are non-existent profiles in Reality, but all truly 'misleading', if one is seeking for 'leads'. Which, btw, is a perception-fault in and off itself, according with 'The SysteMatrix' blueprint - which, to me, would be plainly 'wrong', if there'd something like 'wrong' in Reality, of course... They all just 'describe the landscape' our Minds can perceive (in Basic Level) in a rather arcane fashion and just don't tell 'almost' nothing to indicate 'The Way' or, rather, the 'Correct Choice' to do - because these are for YOU and your Level of Consciousness to decide and opt, for. Which, bottom line, is the main reason you're here in the first place... Yeah, I know... this is fundamentally discombobulating, isn't it? Why do you suppose I found it so wrong in the first place? But those 'seating' at that Council are a hard nut to crack, and they shield 'themselves' behind so many Argos-ments one tend to simply give up Argo-ing... One end up agreeing with Al Pacino's 'John Milton (or 'Mr. D')' in his (i.e., Andrew Neiderman, the Writer) speech at the end of "Devil's Advocate (1997)": '(God) Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do?, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel: He sets the rules in opposition.' Ok... but the 'real' prank here is the mere concept of a central, all-dictating and/or Presidential 'God'... go figure...

kukulkan : WOW!

Crapminator : Anyone know the outro song name?

Hanna J. : Imagine if there was no social system and children would not go to schools to progress into their future jobs. How would society sustain itself? Everyone would grow their own food and make their own clothes and assemble their own cars and build their own houses etc? The reality is that social system is a necessity and it gives you A LOT, it gives kids the knowledge, basic enough to awaken their curiosity to find out more for themselves. It's up to us what we teach our kids in terms of meaning of life. It's not systems fault :) After all what will you say - 'I haven't brought up my kids, the system did'? Of course not! Schools, universities, jobs etc are all just tools which we should be grateful for because they're doing majority of the job (which is making our everyday life easy) for us. Just how would we enjoy travelling for example if there were no planes or ships cos everyone would be enjoying their life instead of wasting their time in a metal factory, making engine parts etc. We need those people and to me, they are the most appreciated and needed members of society. Maybe thanks to this oblivion, their life is easier? Or wait, we could all ditch technology and progress and start living like in Avatar! (not happening)

Imran Ur Rehman : very right ,,, very right ,,,, the school system is merely hatchery for corporate system , which is conducted by fear , fed by fear , and that fear is used to take smart chicks from it . they make you loaded with information , with out any creativity , with any proper knowledge . one fear the next fear the next one and the at last the last one . they want elephent to climb tree like a lion , and how can he ,,,? then bringing self help scenarios, to for get where is the actual elephant seeking lion in himself ,,, and the life style ,,, and bla bla bla ,,, that vishu cycle ... and what not there is a list of traps ,,, with colorful baits ,,,,

Ruben Arceo : Thanks for sharing 😉

Evan Memapan : Thats amazing, but i believe that a journey can be amazing as well

Baconbits16 : I see his point & live it to some extent, but I appreciate both ways. Thinking something greater is always ahead of me helps motivate me to do more to make it happen.. That candy is right around the corner and if I push harder I just might find it.

Shah Fuhaid : I haven't heard anything more beautiful, precise and eloquent than this. Also, to add to his first analogy of music, Greek philosophers too would call the movement of celestial bodies as "music of spheres".

CONSEQUAT VICTORIA : Oh my god! We love Alan Watts. He is a legend. Do you want to live a life worth living? You have to check out CONSEQUAT VICTORIA! We just launched and we post one new video every week!

Trevor Or : And let this be one of the biggest lessons for your lives for in these few words is the essence of life. Fact!

Sorin Gabriel : Why you don't write in the description the music that you put on background pls do it and if someone can tell me the name of background music on this video. Thank you!!!

tommy payne : Enjoy life everyday , what has happened is the past and you should learn from it and what has to happen is the future and you should look forward to it as may surprise you with wonderous things and new path ways of enlightenment. Live life in the now not the past.

Beastmaster : We need to completely reshape society. We sacrifice so much of our limited time on Earth trying to "earn a living" and so little is spent actually living. As he said, we're taught to believe that it'll all pay off at some point, and we're still waiting for that. The beautiful world is here and now, we need to be free to live in it.