How to find your own truth: According to Joseph Campbell & Alan Watts

Finding your own truth without a guiding mythical worldview.

  • Joseph Campbell's monomyth as a guide to finding one's self.
  • Alan Watts explores the notion of symbolically returning to the forest.
  • How to set ones own meaning in a world of confusion and chaos.
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Alan Watts was overzealous in his basic income prediction – but he wasn't wrong

A guaranteed basic income is an old solution to a new problem of labor automation.

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  • Economist Robert Theobald coined the team 'basic living guarantee' in the 1960s.
  • He believed that we were going to suffer problems because of an overabundance of resources.
  • Philosopher Alan Watts spoke about the possibility of an economic utopia through a universal basic income.
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Philosopher Alan Watts on the difference between money and wealth

What would you do if money was no object?

  • Philosopher, Alan Watts believed we too easily mistake the symbolic for the real.
  • If money was no object, we'd seek what we truly desire.
  • Watts believed we can only have so much ostentatious consumption.
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7 best Alan Watts books on philosophy and life

He left behind a mind-expanding collection of books.

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  • Alan Watts wrote more than 25 books on the subject of philosophy and religion.
  • He was among the first to bring Zen Buddhist thought to the west.
  • Subjects ranged from dualism in philosophy to the troubles of modern man.
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Philosopher Alan Watts: 'Why modern education is a hoax'

Explore a legendary philosopher's take on how society fails to prepare us for education and progress.

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  • Alan Watts was an instrumental figure in the 1960s counterculture revolution.
  • He believed that we put too much of a focus on intangible goals for our educational and professional careers.
  • Watts believed that the whole educational enterprise is a farce compared to how we should be truly living our lives.
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