You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it twice, maybe from a professor, maybe from your wife. The words linger and your mind wanders, never forgetting the meaning behind the story. Alan Watts telling the story of the Chinese Farmer is a classic. Every word pulls you towards the next, eager to read the rest of the story.
Alan Watts is known for being able to unravel the most obscure ontological and epistemological knots with the greatest of ease. Leaving you to draw the conclusion you desire, you’re left with hope and faith in the world we live in.
“You never really know what is good or bad, because you never really know the consequences of the misfortune, or you never really know the consequences of good fortune.” Yes, that is true Alan Watts. That is true.