Alan Watts: What If Money Was No Object?
How do you like to spend your life? What do you desire? What if money didn’t matter? What if money was no object? What would you like to do if money were no object?
Alan Watts, the famous philosopher, once spoke about our dreams and how denying these intrinsic passions, such as painting, writing, or playing baseball, is ultimately denying ourselves a life worth living.
“Forget the money. If money is the most important thing, you’ll be spending your life wasting your time, doing things you completely hate doing, spending money on things you don’t like, in order to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life doing what it is that you love doing rather than a long life spent in a miserable way.“
“It doesn’t matter what it is that you love doing, eventually you can become a master at it. The only way to become a master at something is if you really go with it. But it’s absolutely stupid doing things you don’t like, in order to go on spending on things you don’t like in order to teach your children to do the same.“
Achieving your core dreams is absolutely possible, but only when you first believe, and then put the hard work and action steps into making it a reality.
“What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?”
Watts’s question is perhaps one of the most important queries you will ever consider, and maybe today is the day to finally ask yourself this very question.