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On the scientist by Alan Watts

  


AuthorAlan Watts 
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SourceThe Wisdom of Insecurity
CategoriesPersonal Development; Philosophy; Spirituality
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The greater the scientist, the more he is impressed with his ignorance of reality, and the more he realizes that his laws and labels, descriptions and definitions, are the products of his own thought.

They help him to use the world for purposes of his own devising rather than understand and explain it.


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Quotations from Alan Watts:

 What is the use of planning to be able to eat next week unless I can really enjoy the meals when they come?

If I am so busy planning how to eat next week that I cannot fully enjoy what I am eating now, I will be in the same predicament when next week's meals become "now."

If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am but dimly aware of this present.

I shall still be dimly aware of the present when the good things that I have been expecting come to pass.

For I shall have formed a habit of looking behind and ahead, making it difficult for me to attend to the here and now.

If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.

Alan Watts 
The Wisdom of Insecurity



 The greater the scientist, the more he is impressed with his ignorance of reality, and the more he realizes that his laws and labels, descriptions and definitions, are the products of his own thought.

They help him to use the world for purposes of his own devising rather than understand and explain it.

Alan Watts 
The Wisdom of Insecurity




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