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    Default A wandering mind is a unhappy mind

    Epic derailment:
    wierd memory work->Tamagochi->tetris->Starcraft2->thugs->Chess->german techno->Love parade->disaster->death..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wH2...eature=related

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    Ah.. Zen Buddhism trains exactly for this.

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    Subjects could choose from 22 general activities, such as walking, eating, shopping, and watching television. On average, respondents reported that their minds were wandering 46.9 percent of time, and no less than 30 percent of the time during every activity except making love.
    I am skeptical about this data. Who are the people stopping sex to record their thought processes/emotional state on an iPhone app?

    Although, I guess they wouldn't have to stop, necessarily.

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    That's like saying INTPs are unhappy 100% of the time. Sure, we typically have problems with depression, but that seems a little drastic. I often enjoy myself when not thinking about what I'm doing.
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    i think there is a large difference between abstract thinking and mind wandering that is not being accounted for here. i mean, yeah, i get bored at work too, but planning my next trip is 110% enjoyable.

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    I consider it a marker or a small hint of the pattern.

    I know there is exeptions, my ISTP girlfriend seems to be happy alot.

    Think extremes. ESFP vs INTJ and so on.
    Epic derailment:
    wierd memory work->Tamagochi->tetris->Starcraft2->thugs->Chess->german techno->Love parade->disaster->death..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wH2...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatsNorway View Post
    I consider it a marker or a small hint of the pattern.

    I know there is exeptions, my ISTP girlfriend seems to be happy alot.

    Think extremes. ESFP vs INTJ and so on.

    Check out this book.
    It seems Te to me so you might like it. I have it on pdf but don't know how to attach files here.
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    The article says people are unhappy but it fails to mention that this can only be attributed to their lack involvement in what they are currently doing. This doesn't mean people are unhappy/depressed or abstract thinkers or whatever but that they are not 100% invested in whatever they are currently doing. High disinterest IS indicative of depression but this study is not about that. Its about little disinterest while doing (for the most part) everyday chores.

    Whats new in that

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    i think id be unhappy if my mind didnt wander. real life sucks...it's the same thing everyday.

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    this just in- "people who do not enjoy what they are doing should be doing a different thing".

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