Not many things get more poignant and relevant with age, but the philosophy of Alan Watts does.
Watts slung razor-sharp, yet digestible eastern philosophy at a time when people couldn’t have been any hungrier for it. His bestselling book The Way of Zen brought the mysterious, murky, world of meditation and Buddhism down to earth for the masses. In his body of work spanning dozens of other books, essays and speeches, Watts weaved a worldview that still influences millions and sets him apart from everyone else to this very instant.
Here are a couple of my favorite brief, yet extremely powerful examples of Alan’s work.