Lounger's Monday. What if money was no object (video)

Remember Lounger's Monday where we could talk about subjects, books films etc... which we found interesting?

Well its been a while but I stumbled upon this video on a lecture by Alan Watts on what we would choose to be were money not an issue.

Food for thought
  Lounger's Monday. What if money was no object (video)
this
11/12/2012 - 19:59
(remember, at that time, you had this bad reflex to sign your pics...)
Re: Lounger's Monday. What if money was no object (video)
11/12/2012 - 20:30
Well, first of all, Alex, your English is better that the headline on the video which says "What if money was no object" You, but not they, used the subjunctive form of "to be" (ie were no object) which is grammatically correct, although not much used today. The subjunctive is much more common in French as you know. But in English, I would not be surprised if the most commonly used phrase is "Like, you know..." and the most commonly used word, "awesome". (Just a teeny-weeny rant, Alex) As far as the question you asked...no answer :-) Joseph
Thought provoking...
11/12/2012 - 21:48
... I think I have dug myself in too deep to be rescued by this philosophy! I'm gonna go and buy another watch... That will make it all feel better! G
Interesting video
11/12/2012 - 22:58
As for me, I'd stick with what I do now - I'm a teacher in Kennington (London) One thing about the 'forget the money' angle: try growing up in an environment where there is no money and see if you still feel that way...
Interestingly Edward I think that had I the chance to have (yet)
11/12/2012 - 23:43
another career change I would have loved to be a primary school teacher :-)
Re: Interestingly Edward I think that had I the chance to have (yet)
11/13/2012 - 21:54
There was a lovely French film called Être at Avoir which showed how fulfilling it can be to be a primary teacher. I think you would have been good at it too
Re: Interesting videoCouldn't agree more, Ed!
11/13/2012 - 19:05
 
"All retch and no vomit"
11/13/2012 - 00:47
Brilliaint phrase yes.  I first thought your post was about buying stuff with an unlimited budget, but this profound narration has much more meaning; "what would you do for the rest of your life if money wasn't an issue?"  Alan Watts, dead nearly 40 years now, was advocating an individual form of outcomes visioning that is very powerful and can benefit anyone, anytime.  Loved the pictures of that chap on the mountain top too heart.
Thanks Alex, I enjoyed that video (nt).
11/13/2012 - 12:30
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makes you think twice about our daily routines and how caught up we
11/13/2012 - 13:03
get in trivial matters. Do we enjoy what we actually do? And if not, is it all about the money? Are we able to break free from that? I do not think I am up to answering these questions jus yet...
I'm with you Radek
11/13/2012 - 17:23
need whiskey and good company to tackle such important thoughts angel
Unfortunately I can't see the video from my location
11/14/2012 - 03:30
But based on your comments Radek, I can get an inkling of the what the video is saying. As an Executive Recruiter and Coach,  I discuss this type of thing with others all the time: "Is this a real opportunity?  How do you define it?  Is it something you enjoy doing?  Because it is almost impossible to really enjoy your life if don't enjoy what you do for work (assuming you have to work for a living)." BR, Dan P.S., Edu and Alex: I'm actually considering teaching as my next step and have thought about it for a long time...after I return to the U.S. for good (don't quite know when that will be yet).
If only I knew then what I know now!...
11/13/2012 - 21:57
"Words don't come easy to me.........how can I find a way"    A beautiful song.......F R David. It's the simple things in life that are often the most difficult to find. Hopefully, we've all got a lot to be thankful for...... Still on the learning curve!yes With good wishes Tony