In this remarkably poignant and powerful video by Dumma Dan, which overlays a famous speech by British philosopher Alan Watts over footage from Terrence Malick’s extraordinary The Tree of Life, we are reminded that the only way to experience life at its fullest is to live for today, in the now, letting go of outcome. As he puts it, if the goal was the destination, musicians would be rewarded for playing faster, and the whole payoff would be “one crackling chord.”

Echoing my sentiment that one should pursue passion over purpose, Dan’s video drives this message home. And does it in such a way that we can all understand.

What was your experience watching this film? And how do you relate to Alan’s philosophy?

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Halley Bock is the author and founder of Life, Incorporated.

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