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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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  • Da Way

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    Sep 30 2013: I try to tell myself I'm happier taking a walk but secretly I'm happier at the computer. Being on the computer to me is like taking many walks at the same time.
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      Oct 1 2013: I love that you notice that for yourself.

      Surely using the computer is a lot more exciting, isn't it? There's just so many thing that you can do. Endless.

      Taking a walk? What so great about that? Put one leg forward, then put the other leg forward, while keeping the body balanced, and watching your steps. Borrrring.... Strange why some people find themselves happier there.
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      Oct 2 2013: Hope you didn't take that wrongly, Da Way. Actually, I appreciate the honest, revealing response very much.

      I find myself liking to do things with the computer. Yet, I notice being happier while taking a walk (or doing some other simple activity). Get what I'm saying?

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