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Which do you prefer: doing or being?

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    Which do you prefer: doing or being? Why?
     
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    I'd rather exist compared to being an action, which in my dictionary, it is only temporary.
     
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    I prefer doing. Assuming that what I do is worthwhile. I believe that being is not enough for me personally. I am here for a reason and while I may not know what that reason is, I will be damned if I am not prepared.

    Hard to answer without context.
     
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    I have to admit I am squarely stuck between the two and fully believe in both.
     
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    I prefer having done and, as a result, getting to just be.


    But if forced to choose, I'll go with doing. My answer could be different tomorrow.
     
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    I try my best at doing what I am being and being what I am doing. ;)
     
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    Although I think, for myself, both doing and being are important, I see myself as being more than doing.
     
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    DO EET!
     
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    I thought I was always being, even when I am doing. There is no choice for both.
     
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    For reasons difficult to explain. I prefer to be active rather than passive.
     
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    All this is clearly relative. Some see doing as a way of being. Some see being as a way of doing. Some see both as mutually inclusive. It all depends on how you look at it, or look at yourself as a person. Do you do because you are? or do you do because you want to be? It can also be both, as some of you said.
     
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    Do because I want to be and because I am...
    Maybe it starts off as am, and then I do... and become more and move more..

    While I am being I am feeling and making plans for doing to become what I am feeling. Does that make sense?
     
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    I do because I am not what I can be.
     
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    Second that! :m105:
     
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    Doing. I have to keep moving and changing things around me. I'm not content simply being.

    I'd rather be changing the world, than being the change I'd like to see.
     
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