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The Wisdom of Insecurity

A Message for an Age of Anxiety

By Alan Watts
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The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety by Alan Watts

In The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951), author Alan Watts discusses the paradoxical nature of modern life: we pursue goals and covet material goods that promise happiness, but which leave us feeling empty and more anxious than ever. As we indulge in unproductive thoughts about the future or the past, we tend to forget about what is most meaningful – the present moment.

  • Anyone feeling unfulfilled in life
  • Anxiety sufferers searching for the secrets to happiness
  • People interested in contemporary philosophy

Alan Watts is considered one of the most influential interpreters of Eastern philosophy in the Western world. An advanced student of theology, his enlightening and compassionate writings continue to influence thinkers today. His other books include The Way of Zen and Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life.

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