Alan Watts on Love, the Meaning of Freedom, and the Only Real Antidote to Fear

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“The more my actions are directed towards future pleasures, the more I am incapable of enjoying any pleasures at all.” Even before psychologists started to study how “[our] present [selves are] sabotaging [our] future happiness”, Alan Watts had already offered his own take on the matter: it’s contradictory to plan on how to be happy in the future, because the future never comes; chasing after the future tethers you, making you incapable of enjoying the current moment’s pleasures. Read full article here

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