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Alan Watts really changed my life when I was inhibitingly depressed around 2014/2015. Life just seemed so bleak - even with a job I liked and a wife I loved, existence seemed like a jail sentence. Alan helped me see that it was funny, in a hearty and nourishing way
He was genuinely such a *funny* guy. You gotta hear the cheekiness in his voice. He made it clear for me that spirituality should be hilarious. Life is suffering but it’s also funny; if you suffer but you don’t laugh you’re missing out >half the experience
This is basically also my twitter philosophy. I’m not here to change people’s minds or achieve some grand goal or to fight for or against anything in particular. I’m here to make friends and have a good time
separate godlets 😂😂😂😂 fuck, he gets me every time
I also really enjoyed how he had a way of taking phrases people use without a second thought. “Are you out of your mind?” What does it mean, to be out of your mind? Where is that, exactly? How do you go? How do you get back?
I’ve learned so much from listening to decade-old recordings of this guy on YouTube. A sensitivity to others, the joy of inclusiveness, of curiosity and learning from others. We’re all here to have fun and mess around
Ultimately what I’ve “taken away” from Alan is not any single thing he’s said (though there are certainly lots of fun bits) but his *way of being*. I carry his heart in my heart, I am never without it
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