I love Alan Watts. He wrote brilliant books, gave brilliant lectures. His voice is compelling, his laughter is charming.
I was saying to some friends on the Big Little Podcast slack today that if I ever wrote an autobiography, I would name it Long Odds.
That's in honor of something I heard Alan Watts say in a lecture that was set to music by Dreaming in the Void, "Alan Watts on Being Alive."
The particular something I heard is at 2:32. Take a listen.
Short for "Always supposing that you yourself aren't a rascal, which is long odds." It's about having accountability for one's own life, owning it.
I do own it. I do say yes to what happens in my life. Sometimes, it's damn hard.
It's always worth it.