For the past year, I've been strugling with myself trying to figure out the question: "what should I do with my life now I've graduated from college?" So far, the answer has taken many shapes, and several of them didn't appeal to me at all, so I'm still trying to figure out what it is I really want to do with my life, since I'm currently not happy being a Biologist. I believe this is a question many of us face in our mid-twenties, but not that many people bother to talk about it.
You might be thinking "ok, too bad for you, but what does Alan Watts has to do with it?", and here is your answer: today I read a comic by ZEN PENCILS (a very inspiring comic site, which my friend Leo very gently recommended me) and the comic number 98, published in january 8th, 2013, caught my eye. It was based in one of the many works of Alan Watts.
Mr. Watts was an English philosopher and writer who played a large part in popularising Zen Buddhism in the Western part of the world. He gained a wide following after moving to the United States where he published numerous books on Zen and Eastern philosophy. During the 60s and 70s he toured extensively on the college lecture circuit and became a celebrity among the growing youth movement. He also has over 25 books published and more than 400 lectures recorded, many of which are available freely on YouTube.
If you are facing the same troubles I am, I really recommend you read the comic. Even if you don't, it is a nice and inspiring way to brighten your day.