How to Make Your Life Not Suck

Alan Watts fit into a nice Northern California stereotype. He lived in Marin County, in the bay area – the home of some of the most precious people on earth – and was a Zenmaster.

He was a teacher and lecturer of Eastern philosophy, so he had a rich base of followers here. Marinites are among the least “religious” people in America. Watts’s early career, however was rooted in organized Protestant religion; his master’s degree was in theology, and for a time he was an Episcopal priest.

But Watts’s secular passions were similar to Aldous Huxley ( author of Brave New World); Watts was fascinated by the human experience.

This video, featuring the voice of Watts with powerful images, is about as pure a gospel to human happiness as I can find.

Watch this and ask yourself the question, “What would I do if I could do anything, if money was no object?”

It’s an extraordinary piece of video that might just change your life.

My life is a million miles from perfect. My job and my employer are not perfect. But my career is sublime. I am so freaking lucky. I want this for you – that’s why this is my life’s calling.

You wish you could reinvent –  do it.


John Scott is a media instructor, national online education coordinator and the career services manager at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. He also counsels individuals and groups in the art of reinvention. John’s debut book Broken Glass and Barbed Wire will be available during the holiday season. 

Follow John on Twitter @johnscottsf.

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