This three week old video featuring a lecture excerpt by the late and very great British professor Alan Watts has gone viralviral. Watts says he would often ask his students what would they do after school if money was no object.

He explains that living your life based solely on money is a horrible idea, as you will just work a job you’re not interested in to make money to keep living the life your unhappy with. It’s a sad and endless cycle nearly everyone is stuck in. 

Alan tries to persuade his students to pursue their dreams without worrying if being a poet ‘makes any money.’

The powerful video lecture was put together by , and stands with nearly 190,000 hits. It is further covered on MostWatched, VideoSift, and TheAwesomer.