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Unformatted text preview: school you go out and join the world. And then you get into some racket where youre selling insurance. And theyve got that quota to make. And youre going to make that, and all the time the thing is coming. Its coming, its coming! That great thing, the success youre working for. Then when you wake up one day about forty years old, you say my god Ive arrived. Im there. And you dont feel very different from what you always felt. And theres a slight letdown because you feel theres a hoax. And there was a hoax, a dreadful hoax. They made you miss everything. We thought of life by analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. The thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after youre dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played.--Alan Watts, British Philosopher...
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- Fall '09