What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

How would you really enjoy spending your life?

Well, it is so amazing that, as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say “well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers’,” but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way.

What do you want to do?

When we finally got down to something which the individual says he really wants to do, I would say to him: You do that. And forget the money.

— Alan Watts

An arduous task in life is discovering what you like doing. The challenge that follows is having the guts to commit to it for the rest of your life.

June 27, 2013