We believe in intentional living.  By making as many of our choices as possible into active decisions we give ourselves greater agency, or greater power over our lives.  Living intentionally requires actively being aware of our present circumstances, so that we know what choices we really have.  When we do this, we enable ourselves to take the courses of action that will help us achieve what we really want in life, and thus achieve better happiness and satisfaction.  Even when pursuing the recreational, the relaxing, and the pleasurable, we should make those conscious choices rather than doing so out of apathy, boredom, or a perceived lack of options.  Choosing to engage in recreation intentionally will make it more pleasurable, while choosing to do work increases our commitment to our efforts.  Whenever we find ourselves doing something by default, we ask ourselves to critically analyze whether what we are doing is really best.

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