Slavoj Žižek, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
the author then goes on to contrast the perceived ‘humanity’ of Israeli soldiers versus their role as occupiers
Alan Wilson Watts, (via purplebuddhaproject)
Always love Alan Watts.
But in this case I have to say that it’s not enough. It’s not necessary to achieve something beyond myself, it’s necessary for me to achieve something beyond myself so that I might fully appreciate myself.
Certainly I have set that expectation upon myself, but it is a real thing that resonates with me and that I freely choose.
I have not always lived as though I needed to accomplish more; that led to great unhappiness. So this is relatively new, and surely may and surely will change over time.
For now though, despite the great import and wisdom of Mr. Watts and the things he says, this is my path, so that I may come upon this wisdom in my own way, in my own time, on my own terms.
R.I.P Gabriel García Márquez