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The Wisdom of Insecurity Audiobook

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

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Alan W. Watts' "message for an age of anxiety" is as powerful today as it was when this modern classic was first published. We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the future, too much time lamenting the past. We often miss the pleasures of the moment in our anxious efforts to ensure the next moment is as enjoyable.

Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Watts argues that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know that we can find something truly worth knowing. In order to lead a fulfilling life, one must embrace the present - live fully in the now.

Elegantly reasoned and lucidly written, this philosophical achievement contains all the wisdom and spirit that distinguished Watts' long career and resonates with us still.

©1951 Pantheon Books (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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  • IW, Albuquerque
    16/03/16
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    "more pointed and considerate than his lectures"

    narrator was very good. easy to understand and pronounced words in the conventional way. Refreshing, especially if you ve only listened to Watts speak extemporaneously

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Amin
    03/12/16
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    "Very very deep..."

    This was my first book by Alan Watts and I loved it so much. He explains insecurity in a whole new level of understanding, and if you think you are capable to understand, go ahead and dive.
    I will definetly reread this book. This book is in a Top 10 book, that I read for the whole time, and the best book on insecurity. I Highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • northstar
    19/11/16
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    "I love Alan Watts"

    There is many lessons to take from this book, and I definitely learned a thing or two, so I would say it was a worth while read. However if you are familiar with Alan Watts there really is not a ton of nuanced information. 4/5

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • david kiszkan
    01/11/16
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    "An excellent inquiry of awareness."

    I liked it. It's nice to read. Good thoughts. Wonder is the greatest state of man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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