Unformatted text preview: school you go out and join the world. And then you get into some racket where you’re selling insurance. And they’ve got that quota to make. And you’re going to make that, and all the time the thing is coming. It’s coming, it’s coming! That great thing, the success you’re working for. Then when you wake up one day about forty years old, you say my god I’ve arrived. I’m there. And you don’t feel very different from what you always felt. And there’s a slight letdown because you feel there’s 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 you’re 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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