I mentioned Alan Watts yesterday (again). Here’s something else I recently learned about him:
He was very influential on the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee advocated that the martial arts should not be bound by any fixed form; that one should use only what form works in any given moment; that he or she should constantly be evaluating and adapting, and discarding what isn’t working; and that the moment one crystallizes what they know into an absolute truth, that is the very same moment that their knowledge or skill is dead.
Just imagine if we could bring that kind of openness, honesty, and flexiblity to politics, relationships, and life.
It’s not just something that applies to martial arts at all.