Alan Watts on the Weirdness of Existence
What is this? How are we here? These questions are both impossible to answer with man’s terms. As such, they are the source of the human ‘philosophical itch.’ Philosopher Alan Watts tries to describe the answer, but in doing so he helps us understand the answer cannot be found. He can only say that existence is simply weird. Watts believes our lives are the ‘odd’ standing out of the flat, ‘even,’ unknowable background. The unanswerable nature of the existence question is what will forever make humans wonder. The only thing we can say with certainty is that existence is indeed weird.
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