I think we could use a new tag, for people who ask on this site about (I'm not sure) the connection between their work and Buddhism -- especially, office-work or mental work.

Examples of questions include:

A characteristic of these questions is that they're about lay pursuits.

A benefit of a tag would be that people who ask a question like this could also find previous answers to related topics.

  • What would be a good title for new tag? Something to do with "mind", "mindfulness", or "meditation" perhaps (or, not, because these are lay and not traditionally Buddhist activities)? Something like "science" or "modern-world" (or, not, because "science" is too restrictive and excludes students, and "modern-world" is too inclusive of too many other topics)?
  • As a bonus can you also suggest the "wiki text" (the description) associated with the new tag: which explains what topic[s] this new tag is or isn't used for?

In general I recommend we don't define a new tag that's only used for one question: a tag is useful to identify a group of related questions; especially when those questions don't necessarily all contain the same word (e.g. "science" or whatever), which a user can find using Search instead of using a tag.

  • Maybe worldly or worldly-affairs or worldly-pursuits Mar 27, 2017 at 14:11
  • I asked this question on English.SE, I think the best reply there was knowledge-worker.
    – ChrisW Mod
    Apr 27, 2017 at 15:23
  • knowledge-worker may seem a bit odd for this purpose? Say a person is going to ask a question about studies. It is unlikely they might search for this tag. Just my thinking. Apr 27, 2017 at 22:52
  • I doubt they'll search for wordly either. I expect I will be someone who might add a tag to existing questions if I notice them ... the point of the tag is so people (including me) can find similar topics after they're tagged.
    – ChrisW Mod
    Apr 27, 2017 at 22:57
  • Or student might have been good (people might look for that tag) ... except that, on this site, "student" would imply "someone who's studying Buddhism": which isn't what I want this tag for. I want this tag for people/topics that ask how Buddhist practice might help or might hinder their lay knowledge-work or lay studying.
    – ChrisW Mod
    Apr 27, 2017 at 23:00
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    Yes. How about householder? For question related to householder's affairs and pursuits which include work, studying, family matters, medical issues, etc.. Apr 27, 2017 at 23:03
  • householder (or lay) would include for example Is it okay to seek financial gains as a layman? plus a huge variety of other topics (sexuality and ethics etc). I want a narrow tag for questions like "Will practicing meditation help my studies?" and "How can I be 'mindful' when I'm programming?"
    – ChrisW Mod
    Apr 27, 2017 at 23:07
  • meditation-daily-activities Apr 28, 2017 at 2:52
  • buddhist-techniques-as-tools comes to mind... Apr 28, 2017 at 6:43
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    daily-job perhaps?
    – user382
    Apr 28, 2017 at 23:34
  • I like meditation-daily-activities, except that it's unusual to have a 3-word tag, and I'm not sure it's necessarily meditation (though it's neat to fit it into the spectrum of existing meditation-xxx tags) daily-activities or daily-job may be enough.
    – ChrisW Mod
    Apr 28, 2017 at 23:39


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