Humans are playful by nature. While many of us give up the dolls and the action figures as we age, most of the activities that we consider enjoyable throughout the years, whether it be reading, creating, or exercise, are a form of play. They’re a kind of game that we engage in.
His signature teaching — and he applied it to almost every part of existence — was that there is no end or destination. Watts knew that the point was ultimately to be where you are and experience things as they are here and now rather than in some romanticized past or future.