What would you do with your life if money was no object? That is the question posed by Alan Watts in this eye-opening video below.
“What makes you itch? What sort of situation would you like?
Let’s suppose, I do this often in vocational guidance in students. They come to me and they say well we’re getting out of college and we haven’t the faintest 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 a 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 I’d like to live a normal life and ride horses. I say you want to 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 really wanted to do, I will say to him, ‘you do that.'”
– Alan Watts.