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How would you really enjoy spending your life... if money were no object?

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Published on Dec 12, 2012

What makes you itch? Students come to me and say, "Well, we're getting out of college and we haven't the faintest idea of what we want to do."

So I always ask the question:

What would you like to do if money were no object?

How would you really enjoy spending your life?

Well it's so amazing as the result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say "Well, we'd like to be painters, we'd like to be poets, we'd like to be writers" but as everybody knows you can't earn any money that way.

Another person says "Well I'd like to live an out-of-door's life and ride horses." I said "You wanna teach in a riding school?"

Let's go through with it. What do you want to do?

When we finally got down to something which the individual says he really wants to do I will say to him...

"You do that! And forget the money!"

Because if you say that getting the money is the most important thing you will spend your life completely wasting your time! You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living - that is to go on doing things you don't like doing! Which is stupid!

Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing then a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you are doing - it doesn't really matter what it is - you can eventually become a master of it.

The only way of becoming the master of something, to be really with it. And then you will be able to get a good fee for whatever it is.

So don't worry too much, somebody is interested in everything. Anything you can be interested in, you'll find others who are.

But it's absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don't like in order to go on spending things you don't like, doing things you don't like and to teach your children to follow in the same track.

See, what we are doing is we are bringing up children and educating them to live the same sort of lives we are living. In order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing.

So it's all retch and no vomit - it never gets there!

And so therefore it's so important to consider this question:

"What do I desire?"

- Alan Watts

--------- French/Français ---------

Si L'Argent N'Etait Pas Un Objet ?

[...]

Si l'argent est la chose la plus importante dans votre vie, vous passerez votre vie à gâcher votre temps. Vous ferez des choses que vous n'aimez pas faire dans le but de vivre, et de faire des choses que vous n'aimez pas faire.

Ce qui est stupide !

Il vaut mieux une vie courte passée à faire des choses que vous aimez faire... qu'une longue vie misérable.

Si vous aimez ce que vous faites, peu importe ce que c'est, au bon d'un moment, vous pourrez devenir un expert à ce que vous faites... et obtenir une bonne rémunération de ce que vous faites. Peu importe ce que c'est.

Alors ne vous inquiétez pas trop. Chacun s'intéresse à quelque chose. Quelle que soit la chose qui vous intéresse, vous trouverez d'autres personnes qui s'y intéressent aussi.


C'est absolument stupide de passer votre temps à faire des choses que vous n'aimez pas, et d'enseigner à vos enfants à faire la même chose !

Vous voyez, ce que nous faisons, c'est que nous inspirons les enfants et nous les éduquons à vivre la même sorte de vie que nous.

Et donc, c'est tellement important de prendre en compte cette question :

"Qu'est-ce que je désire ?"

- Alan Watts

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