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I want to say that Buddhism tries to establish such a mood of moods but the result is no mood fluctuation at all — to the enlightened Buddhist, all is a steady hum. No manic highs, no manic lows: just a state of perpetual contentment. Which, I have to say, sounds pretty good. Sometimes. Sometimes it just sounds creepy and nihilistic, a kind of avoidance of the flux of life.
I am the quiet one in the crowd with an approving nod and a warm chuckle, the one who just smiles at whatever you say. Looking spineless and overly agreeable, I give affirmative responses to most questions and suggestions while appearing to be afloat in my own world. To an outsider, it is one that seems to be without many words.