Alan Watts on Society's Avoidance of the Present Moment

In this short video, philosopher Alan Watts explains how our society teaches children to constantly focus on the future, ignoring the importance of the NOW.  Eckhart Tolle calls resistance of the NOW a collective dysfunction.  In his book, "The Power of Now," Tolle discusses how resistance of the NOW creates anxiety and an unsatisfiable wanting/striving.  This perpetual dissatisfaction obscures our ability to find joy in the present moment and to concentrate our attention on the NOW, which is the only time our lives truly unfold.