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The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts
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Alan W. Watts
“Tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live. There is no other reality than present reality, so that, even if one were to live for endless ages, to live for the future would be to miss the point everlastingly.”
Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

Alan W. Watts
“What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money ... but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth ... In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are "coins" for real things.”
Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety


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