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Question for October 6, 2013: Alternative Reality
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you think your life would be different if you'd never been exposed to meditation? How?

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fredclaymeyer — 4 years ago — permalink
Basically, I shudder to think about this. Meditation (and spirituality/Buddhism more generally) is basically what's given my life a sense of belonging or making some kind of sense.
I'm sure I'd have something else if not for meditation--maybe astrophysics or lawyering--but I just don't think those things could bring the kind of relief that spirituality does, or make me as useful to other people.
Would be fun to know the counterfactual on this one.