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Have to get one of his books sometimes
he has a way with a zen anecdote
Let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream that you wanted to dream, and that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of dreams, or any length of time you wanted to have. And you would, naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fufill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you could concieve. And after several nights, of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say "Well, that was pretty great. But now let's have a surprise. Let's have a dream which isn't under control. Where something is gonna happen to me that I don't know what it's gonna be." And you would dig that and come out of that and say "Wow, that was a close shave, wasn't it?". And then you would get more and more adventurous, and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.
But sometimes I don't think this sort of philosophy takes into account how horrible life can be for some people.
I suppose that can be comforting, but it would be difficult to say to someone who was truly suffering that it was a game. I have likely misunderstood him.
depending on what he's talking about, so I can see where you're coming from here.
in saying that, I think he's absolutely brilliant, and can't get enough of listening to his audiobooks.
actually stumbled across it by accident, only posted it here because I thought the comments were hilarious.
Knew a milkman called Alan, he was alright as well.