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Kumāra Bhikkhu

Buddhist Monk, Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary

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Are you happier while at the computer, or while taking a walk?

By "taking a walk", I do mean taking a walk, even if just for a short while; not walking while engaging with a smart device. So, what's your experience?

P.S.: Just in case some of you misunderstand, the question is not meant so that we choose one over the other. (We do both anyhow, don't we?) It's not even so that we decide which one is better. It's about self-discovery. What's true for you? If you like to take it further, asking why would be great.

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    Sep 23 2013: I am happy when I decide to be happy. But that has taken discipline & time to achieve. And also I am not consistent. It still takes time & discipline. But happiness, true happiness, is truly achievable. You just have to be willing to shape your own thoughts and decisions to make it so. Make it so, and it will be.

    I spend time at my computer. I also take walks. If I am careless, I am unhappy both places. If I am careful. I am happy both places. But it takes work and discipline to discover that anew every day. Hard work can make that happen: happiness. But this is not a very common idea these days.
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      Sep 23 2013: Hi Rollin,
      I agree with you that happiness, in large measure, is a daily choice. It doesn't come easy to me and I'm working on it, so I'm interested in what particular discipline works for you.

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