When the outcome of a game is certain, we call it quits and begin another. This is why many people object to having their fortunes told: not that fortunetelling is mere superstition or that the predictions would be horrible, but simply that the more surely the future is known, the less surprise and the less fun in living it.
Watts, Alan W.The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
This book, (and maybe Alan Watts in general), is completely nuts. Way out there, much further gone than I can really stomach very easily. I’m not sure I can finish it. Even so, it’s sprinkled with all these little nuggets which, when removed from the greater context that he’s providing them in, are pretty great.
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