“You might say there are these classes of people…there are the very ‘far out’ people and the very ‘far in’ people. Now normally we say someone’s very ‘far out’ when they are oddballs; when they are exceedingly unconventional. But I want you to turn the picture around and look as a conventional person—look at a ‘square’ as a person who’s very ‘far out.’ That is to say, he is so involved in the seriousness of the game he is playing that he is lost. He doesn’t know where he started from and he thinks he’s ‘there.’ But he’s completely lost because he is under the cover of his assurance. Of his status. Of his position in society. He’s really a very anxious person.”

— Alan Watts