The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

A Message for An Age of Anxiety

Book - 2011 | 2nd Vintage Books ed.
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We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not--and cannot--know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present--and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011, c1951.
Edition: 2nd Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307741202
Branch Call Number: 128 WATTS
Characteristics: vii, 152 p. ; 21 cm.


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has same message as THE BOOK ON THE TABOO AGAINST KNOWING WHO YOU ARE, just clothed differently.

Mar 11, 2017

Some of the things he writes about the pace of life and its changes and pressures could have been written ten years ago, or, for that matter, ten weeks ago. The more things change the more they stay the same - or do they? The capacity for acceptance of change and its stresses may be consistent, but since they have different causes and we value things differently than they did in the past, its not the same. Well, Watts' solution is the same: quietism. (the same solution advocated by Chopra and Tolle and many others.)

Aug 12, 2016

This book was published in 1951. It appears not to be a 1994 reprint, but an original publication of 1951.


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