Alan Watts said: “Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.”
It seems that we’re all taught the contrary; to view life as a series of problems to be solved.
It’s certainly an effective way to find success in business. Positioning yourself as the one who can solve the most problems in business, helps to solidify your value. But life is so much more than business. Living a fully experienced life goes far beyond any marketplace valuation.
This may be why we’re so stressed, depressed, and anxious as a society. We’re so deeply trained to look for problems to solve. We’re programmed to value commerce over life, and commerce is all about solving problems. Commerce can and does help support a beautiful standard of living, but perhaps we should all remember that living life is the main event.
Experiencing life should have the highest valuation of all.