Watts has directly influenced my cognitive processes while writing through his own text. Reading his work has taught me to understand how to look at your own writing and art through
different colored lenses so to speak. This becomes a useful way of thinking when you try to understand how someone might look and interpret your writing. Being able to look at my writing and analyze it from different viewpoints and worldviews is turned out to be an invaluable method for my writing.
My writing and reading through college improved tremendously aft...
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...hout my earlier years.
Being a student and advocate of Alan Watts’ way of thinking has brought many Eastern philosophies and means of thinking to my perception of art and literature in the Western world.
Being able to understand the complexities of meaning and context has proved to be invaluable to me today. Studying Watts is an experience that surpasses the immediate involvement of reading a book of his, or listening to a recorded speech of his, and extends into the less immediate appearance of my life in downloading and digesting meaning through context and applying the reality of my being and experiences with whatever medium I am reading or writing. Watts has provided me with knowledge that has helped me better myself, better my writing, and better my understanding of self reflection and application of that reflection to my work and for that I am truly grateful.
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