I first saw this video posted last week in a private Google group on generations. It features a monologue by Alan Wilson Watts, a British philosopher. Watts was born in 1915, and a member of the G.I. Generation (b. 1901-1924). He died in 1973.
Watts was best known as an interpreter of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in the 1950s, but struggle to reconcile his Buddhist beliefs with formal church doctrine. His best-known work is the book, The Way of Zen.
Life is Not A Journey
The following dry-marker board animation was created by After Skool. It features a monologue from Watts that may hold a special message for the Generation X: It seems we’ve always been trying to get somewhere, and as it turns out, life is NOT a journey and the thing is not coming. According to Watts, regarding life in this way leads us to cheat ourselves and we miss the entire point of our existence.
“It was a musical thing and you were suppose to sing or to dance while the music was being played.”