Life is like a box of chocolates. It’s for the enjoyment, amirite?
According to philosopher Alan Watts, life is not a rat race, but more like a song.
“Music, as an art form, is essentially playful,” he says. “We say, ‘You play the piano,’ you don’t work the piano.'”
The point of a playing song is not to finish first, but just to play it and enjoy it.
“The whole point of the dancing is the dance.”
Here’s a pretty cool video that David Lindberg put together featuring Watts’ lecture where he said these things.
So just enjoy the work that’s in front of you today. Make a song and get into the process of it.