Whole isolation of monk hood is an option, it is a SLOW and gradual path with little “difficulty” or “struggle”. Conversely, we can live fully, experiencing and enjoying all that life has to offer. With this mindset, we can learn and grow from each of these experiences. Like you said, it’s the commitment to growth.
Therefor, the question then becomes, how can we most effectively grow: sitting alone in a cave, or living and experiencing fully?