The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • by Alan Watts
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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
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- IW, Albuquerque

Alan Watts, a master of deepities.

This book is an accomplishment of rhetoric. almost all that is said sounds inspired and seems to point toward some great truth. however after close examination of the claims and arguments in this book it is easy to see that almost none of it makes any sense whatsoever.
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- Colin Robertson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio