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A YouTube user named Dumma Dan took a famous recording from British philosopher Alan Watts and matched it to footage from Terrence Malick’s extraordinary The Tree of Life and the result is a powerful reminder about keeping your life priorities straight. If the goal was the destination, Watts says, musicians would be rewarded for playing faster, and the whole payoff would be “one crackling chord.”

Of course, it isn’t. We need to be here, in the now, and aware of it, and Dan’s short bit of inspiration might just recalibrate us back where we need to be.


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