Alan Watts was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, who is probably best known for popularizing Eastern philosophy for a Western audience by articulating these complex ideals in an extremely affable and relatable fashion.Sadly, Watts passed away in 1973, yet his words still have a profound effect on our consciousness, and seem to be even more relevant at this time.

Below is an incredibly thought-provoking 5 minute YouTube clip with a speech from Watts on the state of the world.

Watch, and please share your thoughts in the comments below!