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> I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. of course you do. > The reason I don't have more FI-pain rationalisations is that no-one is coercing me to take part. sure you have more. but they aren't as effective as some others. le Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8509 > why you don't create rationalizations for the FI pain in order to make it more tolerable, like you do with your life pain? I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. The ones I have have existed for a long time. I created them SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8508 why you don't create rationalizations for the FI pain in order to make it more tolerable, like you do with your life pain? what's the difference which kept you from doing that in the past regarding the FI pain? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8409 (I refer to this first part as the "original comment" later) >>1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is tryin SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8504 boring vague hindsight list attempting to replace creative thinking. not useful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8387 > in terms of engagement with FI, when you feel bad, you might wanna post about your best guess as to why so people can give you some perspective. often people think their own emotional stuff is worse than it objectively is because its THEIR st SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8504 > (like "it happened because Bob said it" - try it without Bob, or "it happened because I was tired" - try it without being tired) Rewriting for clarity (like "the feeling happened because of Bob said it" - try it without Bob, or "the f SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8349 > did you express this problem to FI and ask for help with a solution? did you post something like, "I feel bad about being accused of lying. Is it bad to be accused of lying? If it's bad, is it bad to be the accuser or the person accused? Why? SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
For dealing with that, I try to keep catching myself when I resist change for no clear reason and either work out the reason, or if it seems harmless try it out and see what happens. Also reading Rand helps. She makes quite a lot of references to c SN Open Discussion 2017/02/20
>> I guess just asking "why?" (or in the case of not understanding, just saying so) is a place to start with that. > yup. note that you've had issues for years which have such simple solutions. (not necessarily simple *full* solutions but plenty to SN Open Discussion 2017/02/20
> I guess just asking "why?" (or in the case of not understanding, just saying so) is a place to start with that. yup. note that you've had issues for years which have such simple solutions. (not necessarily simple *full* solutions but plenty to ge Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/19
#8463 >> (incidentally I think all good humour is of the "grain of truth" variety, I don't find outright lies told in a "humorous" way to be funny) >this is basically incomprehensible. you're really overestimating how much your text communicates s SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
>> I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. > there is a simple solution to this in widespread use in the business world. > penalty clauses. > e.g. if you don't follow through on X then you owe the guy $100. > si SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
#8494 yeah constantly using caffeine sucks and having a replacement hot drink is good. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> How long did it take you to get comfortable listening at 500 wpm? i don't know, and i learned related skills first: RSVP speed reading and watching video faster (mostly TV). I learned this stuff gradually over a few years I guess. Takes a whil curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/19
>>But being reliable is good, helps to do things with other people. I don't want to end up being so flaky/inconsistent I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. >>Maybe I'm focusing too much on effect rather than c SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> judging from my performance being noticeably worse now Oops. I meant "judging from my performance not being noticeably worse now" SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
I stopped using caffeine a week ago. I was a heavy user for about 12 years. I slept 10 hours a night for a few days but that's changed back to my normal 8 now. It was unpleasant for a couple of days (headachey and irritable). I'm not sure *why* SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> if you listen to a book at 500 wpm twice (a very reasonable speed, not super fast, for a skillful reader) you can do that faster than a single really careful, slow reading *and* multitask it. this is efficient! How long did it take you to get co SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/19
#8491 that's dumb. the point of penalty clauses is to assure the other guy, when you DO expect you will follow through but he doesn't. (it also deals with ways you could fail but it's not your fault, but you're still responsible) but here you're Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/18
penalty clauses Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/18
i'm well aware of a variety of bad things about Trump (e.g. economic protectionism and his comments on Garland) and have posted about them, especially during the primaries. there are, however, a lot worse things in the world than Trump who is actually curi Open Discussion 2017/02/15
> No, Trump&co was shorthand for Trump and those who speak directly on his behalf, i.e. White House staff. Going back and re-reading my first use of it, I'm not sure why you would have grouped yourself in there. because i agree with the statements curi Open Discussion 2017/02/15
P.S. I bought Adios America and will read it Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/15
> then you should have said e.g. "Hi, I strongly disagree with your political views. Here is somewhere I think you're making a mistake..." My agreement/disagreement with your political views is mixed. I would guess 50% agreement but hard to estimat Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/15
this quote from Adios America provides some clues about the current voter fraud issue. > As we know from Reagan’s amnesty, when nearly 1 million illegal immigrants falsely claimed to have been farmworkers to get amnesty, foreigners who have alrea curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> I have been a FI subscriber/lurker for a few years, and have read many posts here, on FI, and your Fi email newsletter. then you should have said e.g. "Hi, I strongly disagree with your political views. Here is somewhere I think you're making a m curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> you came here and, with zero introduction, started aggressively attacking the values of this blog How does analyzing and discussing the statements/claims of Trump&co in relation to voter fraud amount to attacking the values of this blog? It's Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> That may be true (I’m open to the possibility), but being offended / interpreting them as hostile is wrong. i meant they are hostile to Trump, America, the values of this blog (my values), etc > All I have is my current knowledge and I hope curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> your political views are very false and nasty and immoral That may be true (I’m open to the possibility), but being offended / interpreting them as hostile is wrong. > they are written like you already chose a side (the anti-America, anti-me Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/14
yeah using different books is reasonable. also i think the biggest issue you want a book you care less about for the audio book. it's way easier to multitask if it's not a big deal to miss a little or not follow a little bit and not rewind. one thi curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
Should I have a different book for whatever audiobook listening I am able to do? I think I should. I think it would be hard to go from reading text to audio book and back again because of stuff like finding my place in different mediums and having AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
> or where the exercise itself is a multi-task (i.e. bike ride to do errands) the errands at the end of the bike ride have zero relevance to using an audio book while riding. that it's already one kind of multitask doesn't mean it can't be several curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
> Why do I seem hostile / unreasonable? your political views are very false and nasty and immoral, and they aren't offered from a position of like "Hi, I'm a novice, teach me", they are written like you already chose a side (the anti-America, anti curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> i think 6.5 hours a week is plenty to be worthwhile. i don't understand why it wouldn't be. I don't know why it wouldn't be either. But I asked because it falls into a category I'll call: things I don't know enough about to make a conclusion with AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/13
> you come off as very hostile and unreasonable Not sure why you've jumped to this conclusion. Why do I seem hostile / unreasonable? As far as hostile: my subjective experience is feeling clear / clam. And I thought this place welcomed criticis Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
you come off as very hostile and unreasonable. where is the value to me in answering the other comments? they're boring. what do i get out of it? i offered one path forward where you could demonstrate some good will and thinking effort, just in case a curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
Why have you have ignored most/all of my questions? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
so, are you going to stay ignorant or start reading? curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
> > My guess is that Trump was relying on the statements of others when saying the 3-5million thing, but without reviewing or doing any scholarly work. > do you mean Trump didn't PERSONALLY do scholarly work? sounds true. but he has advisors, think Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
i think 6.5 hours a week is plenty to be worthwhile. i don't understand why it wouldn't be. is there a deadline for learning a particular thing that you aren't sure if you can achieve this way? in the near future? b/c if it's in the distant future i w curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/13
> My guess is that Trump was relying on the statements of others when saying the 3-5million thing, but without reviewing or doing any scholarly work. do you mean Trump didn't PERSONALLY do scholarly work? sounds true. but he has advisors, thinkers, curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19946 > One thing that came up was Trump voter fraud claims. George Stephanopoulos pushed super hard saying Miller didn't have evidence of voter fraud. It seems corre Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8444 > most effort has to go to fixing your broken shit instead of the avoiding coercion topic itself. #8445 > understanding avoiding coercion is more like 50 books worth of total content, not 1 essay. (all the stuff on the FI site adds up to li AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/12
#8465 >But being reliable is good, helps to do things with other people. I don't want to end up being so flaky/inconsistent I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. >Maybe I'm focusing too much on effect rather Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/12
> I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. there is a simple solution to this in widespread use in the business world. penalty clauses. e.g. if you don't follow through on X then you owe the guy $100. sig curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
(#8461 was me too, missed it that time) #8458 >> I don't want to get into something without seriously thinking I'll stick to it, I don't start stuff anticipating that I give up. So getting involved in a discussion means I'm committing myself to in SN Open Discussion 2017/02/12
typo fixes curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
> I will point out when I'm joking/not being literal and I don't think it's obvious. it's not safe to think it's obvious sometimes. nothing is obvious. and jokes and metaphors are especially confusing. > (incidentally I think all good humour is curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8458 >>I now think learning to be good at stuff *in the context of it being stressful* is super destructive to progress in the long term, and also kinda fake. > Why do you think it's fake? I get how it's not ideal or good (sounds like a coercive SN Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8458 >>I've been trying out being more "relaxed" posting here (like, making jokes *at all*) to try some alternatives and see how they work out. In the least, I enjoy it more. >Is your relaxed and joking attitude serious? Does it bring urgency and Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8450 > no. it's just that particular text needed strong emphasis b/c of how i was using it to contrast my perspective with the perspective AnonITA presents. need to emphasize a big difference there for clarity/meaning reasons. Right, even my rei SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/12
>Is your relaxed and joking attitude serious? This isn't right. It's more like "your 'relaxed' attitude (which involves making some jokes)". That's different than a joking attitude. It was wrong to imply you said that. Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/11
#8440 >Since when I actually read it's rarely "dangerous" like I'd feared. But sometimes I can read *expecting* "danger" because of this and try to find it where it isn't. *What* specifically is in danger? Your physical safety? Your self-image? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> cliffnotes are for people, especially students, who don't really want to read books. the site isn't for people like me. I wasn't recommending the site to you. I was taking the site's help in remembering small insignificant characters from Fountai FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
>> btw it might also be worth changing the "Fallible Ideas" link to eg something like "Fallible Ideas essays" > which link? side bar, between "Archives" and "More" SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
cliffnotes are for people, especially students, who don't really want to read books. the site isn't for people like me. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> if you want me to actually click the link and read their stuff and then write up a list of ways they're wrong, you'll have to pay me a lot of money. I don't want you/anyone to research it. I guessed someone already familiar with the site might ha FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
i gave you the answer. if you want me to actually click the link and read their stuff and then write up a list of ways they're wrong, you'll have to pay me a lot of money. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
>> Is the cliffnotes site reliable? > no How is it unreliable? FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> Is the cliffnotes site reliable? no curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
#8446 there's *one* caps phrase in a ton of text and that's what stands out to you? it's just caps for extra emphasis. like **bold**, same thing. it needs extra strong emphasis to highlight the contradiction of his claim about *part* vs my statement w curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
I've not read it and am not going to read it to check it's reliability. But if you have a particular character you're interested in, I'm happy to discuss :) SN Open Discussion 2017/02/11
Is the cliffnotes site reliable? I am using it while reading the book to know the characters better. https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/the-fountainhead/ FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
I commented on Writing Fallible Ideas Emails, 14. I thought I'd post it here too. https://youtu.be/T8AvyHG_bOk?t=34m40s Thinking about this part: > many times you reply, but leave me wondering where you stand on the issues at stake. I think I' SN [Videos] How To Write Philosophy Emails 2017/02/11
At first I read most of #8443, #8444, #8445 as curi raging out at AnonITA. Because out the caps of rage and swearing and harshness and length. But I was just listening to one of curi's videos, and couldn't imagine curi raging out over this. So thou SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
i think AnonITA dramatically overestimates the completeness of the avoiding coercion FI essay. he doesn't understand that, like more or less all essays, it's a bunch of clues, not a direct transfer of solutions into your brain. it's dehydrated and you curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
part of the confusion and issue is this: it takes like X effort to learn the methods of rational problem solving, avoiding coercion, etc X is small, finite. let's say, 500. and AnonITA's questions are more or less: what if my starting point i curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
> I won't claim a philosophically serious knowledge about the method I linked to. Not the least because I don't know what would actually meet that standard. > > But I'm not unfamiliar with that method. I think I know enough to talk about it You o curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
lol FF [Excerpt] Personal Information Sex: What are y 2017/02/10
#8440 > Another part is time investment. I don't want to get into something without seriously thinking I'll stick to it, I don't start stuff anticipating that I give up. So getting involved in a discussion means I'm committing myself to invest an unk SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
#8410 >>So I'm ninja about it. Trying to subvert them indirectly, spy on them, learn their weaknesses, sabotage them. I'm a rebel trying to survive the authoritarian meme regime in the only way that isn't suicide. >this is vague. clearly and concr SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
> the stigma against "over analyzing" social events is an attack on people who have fewer social experiences. it's natural for them to analyze their few data points a lot (if they care about social stuff). whereas if someone is flooded with a ton of s SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
> you have not learned the method and do not use it. Right. What I said was "I'm not unfamiliar with that method. I think I know enough to talk about it and to make a guess about why I'm not currently able to use it effectively in some areas of my AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
#8421 you have not learned the method and do not use it. so, no, your caveats are wrong. i also don't think you understand the meaning of the 3 sentences you quote there. i can't tell you solutions to your problem with needles, and various others, curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
Circling back to #8421 > How cheaply and quickly does this stuff work? Enough to not be coerced. Enough it's useable in your life. It seems like this needs a caveat: The method works cheaply and quickly enough not to be coerced unless one of the s AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
> you should discuss stuff you can deal with better to try to learn about the problem solving method, instead of the stuff you're most stuck and stupid about. I don't know how to apply this advice. At a high level, there's roughly: (1) problems AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> anyway your emotions aren't a disagreement and aren't participating in the avoiding coercion method. they are not playing the role of a delegation at a mediation which has your best interests as a person at heart. they aren't willing to try to figur AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
you should discuss stuff you can deal with better to try to learn about the problem solving method, instead of the stuff you're most stuck and stupid about. don't try to do 2 things at once (learn about method, deal with needles which you're especiall Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> wait, so first you deny it, then you give a reason you're doing it on purpose? I think "it" above out to relate to different parts my statements, whereas you're treating "it" as a single thing. My first statement ("Why do you think I'm not?") AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> Why do you think I'm not? well you picked the needle example. > I expect the return on discussing the most problematic areas of life to be higher than the return on discussing less problematic areas of life. wait, so first you deny it, then Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
#8427 and #8428 I can't talk about everything at once. I don't think it makes sense to talk about both the avoiding coercion topic and the emotion topic at the same time. So ya, for purposes of the discussion I was taking the emotions as a given in o AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
@#8428 It's: Given I'm *irrational* about X -- that is, not using rational methods like the avoiding coercion method to think about it -- then the method doesn't work for me about X. It doesn't work when you don't use it. Whether you genuinely w Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
here's how #8427 reads to me: first of all, assume that I'm bad at introspection, thinking, and solving problems. ok now that we have that all set, the “avoiding coercion” method doesn’t seem to work for me. like in this example with the Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
> But there's a method for getting non-coercive solutions one can use in their life instead of only hypothetical solutions given more time/resources. I assume the method you're referring to is the one described at: http://fallibleideas.com/avoidin AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
Yvette Felarca of BANM planned violence, riots at Milo's Berkeley appearance Alisa Today's Left is Especially Bad 2017/02/07
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fornewintellectual/permalink/1867863803457512/ > I was listening to Yaron Brook over the weekend and he said that he thinks George W Bush was a much worse President than Obama. jeez i knew Yaron Brook was dumb but curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> But the video is worth watching for Szasz's for Szasz's *comments* curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
Molyneux Szasz Interview curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
@#8417 it's sad how mundane and basic the problems people get stuck on for their whole lives are. they often can't even solve lots of stuff like this, let alone more interesting or difficult stuff. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
> But it's kind of a chicken-and-egg problem yeah. and no general-case, straightforward solution to this is known. for any given situation, there's a way to make progress. but it depends on lots of details of your situation like what resources y curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
> i want to add an example to this to make it more clear. ... > ask questions to that side: all 4 questions given are generic. so this is a fake example, not a real example. a real example would discuss the example scenario. but you take t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
here's someone being very mean to me on reddit comments (about Overwatch, not philosophy), totally unprompted and out of the blue, and then being totally dishonest that they had attacked me. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5s curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8417: >I don't like getting shots. But I need to get routine vaccinations like flu shots. If I had waited until I felt OK with getting shots I'd have not done it in prior years and risked getting the flu, tetanus, etc. Instead I just make myself g Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
Sure. I don't like getting shots. But I need to get routine vaccinations like flu shots. If I had waited until I felt OK with getting shots I'd have not done it in prior years and risked getting the flu, tetanus, etc. Instead I just make myself ge AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
#8414 >but rather than just claiming, “that’s irrational, don’t give in to those sneaky, evil, tough meme bastards!”, try to approach the conflict rationally. it's like on one side of the coin, you have (most) people indulging their emot Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
molyneux interview with szasz oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8410 >you need to *resolve* conflicts. not delegitimize one side by labeling it "static meme" and treating it as the enemy. >give that side a chance to "say it's piece". does it have any explanations? can it answer criticisms of those explanati Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8412 your ignorance of the Urban Dictionary website does not warrant a "wtf" response to people. you could also have found the answer with a Google search like: what is vidya you're being a dumb jerk here. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8399 > But you're right that I do time management with other stuff too, and normally do it a lot better than with discussion. I don't have any problem eg fitting in a few hours of vidya or anime around sleep and work. wtf is a "vidya"? Video Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
my bad on not linking the post which i was just quoting. it's #8401 Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
>So I'm ninja about it. Trying to subvert them indirectly, spy on them, learn their weaknesses, sabotage them. I'm a rebel trying to survive the authoritarian meme regime in the only way that isn't suicide. this is vague. clearly and concretely, wh Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
ok. here's the quote: >1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is trying to conform to his existing rationalizations Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> i wanted to understand clearly why people create rationalizations for life pain, but not FI pain. already this is junk. you're assuming something false that wasn't in the quote. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
>It's not like all of my days are filled with intentional self-coercion. Far from it. But if I judge that something really needs to get done in some non-FI area of my life and I don't want to do it and I can't find another way to deal with it fairly q Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
#8398 >this post has nothing to say and is all faking. i want to understand this. do you have an explanation? maybe a good place to start is i'll share some of my thinking for the post. can you point out how my mind was faking? so anon wro Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
the stigma against "over analyzing" social events is an attack on people who have fewer social experiences. it's natural for them to analyze their few data points a lot (if they care about social stuff). whereas if someone is flooded with a ton of soc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> Partially I think it's some pressure I put on myself to respond, like I need to respond quickly or it's a problem. there are **zero** FI posters who consistently respond fast. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
thanks #8400 i had downloaded the video about mental illness video but i've now deleted it unwatched. even worse than i expected :( and i'm suspicious he's attacking Frozen instead of Lord of the Rings because children especially like it. it's t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
I didn't mean to anthropomorphise my memes there seriously. But I don't think it was obvious that I wasn't saying talking about seriously as other entities. >They really wanted me to get defensive If I was being serious, I'd have said "I really SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8395 >> here's my take: nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go from an irrational mentality to a rational mentality. >1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway *cries* (jk) (but there's plenty of pain that I've spent too SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
molyneux on mental illness oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> The problem is about managing my wants. I want to continue the discussion, but this goes against the want to sleep and work. I've been pretty bad at managing that conflict. >don't you run into the same problem with other stuff too? e.g. you like SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8397 this post has nothing to say and is all faking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is trying to conform to his existing rationalizations. the following comme Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Stefan Molyneux: There is No Such Thing as Mental Illness Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> here's my take: nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go from an irrational mentality to a rational mentality. 1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizat Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8385 yes scheduling time *after* writing something to ponder more, finish up some thoughts or at least take some notes so you can continue later, is a good idea. people over under-allocate time to stuff and skimping on before and after time is a comm curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> The problem is about managing my wants. I want to continue the discussion, but this goes against the want to sleep and work. I've been pretty bad at managing that conflict. don't you run into the same problem with other stuff too? e.g. you like a curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> it's impossible for him to succeed without asking lots of questions (at least in his own mind) and getting answers to those questions. he has to create knowledge of how to fly a plane and that involves asking questions. and if he's gonna be asking q Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Yes, people are born without language and have to learn it. Yes, people are born tabula rasa is a good way to think about it. Yes, that's what Rand said. I'm not very familiar with ARI's denial of this but ARI is terrible on lots of things so I'm u curi Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8388 The FCC used to require a morse code test for any ham radio license with HF privileges. The first level ("Novice") test was at 5 wpm. By the time I was involved, those seeking to meet it almost never were interested in learning the code for its PAS Learning Overwatch 2017/02/05
#8356 I think I need to start by discussing whether to rule out options that involve intentional self-coercion. From a discussion I'm not involved in: http://curi.us/1950-open-discussion#c8387 > nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
Learning morse code Alisa Learning Overwatch 2017/02/05
#8343: >I'm very sure that OCD is very good for someone who knows how to engage in it effectively and doesn't (like me) have a bunch of terrible ideas that obstruct it. this is a bit like those people that say "capitalism's great for rich people Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8334: >Asking questions would probably help the wannabe pilot. But it's not impossible for him to succeed without doing that it's impossible for him to succeed without asking lots of questions (at least in his own mind) and getting answers to t Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
More meta One of the issues I have is time pressure. I want to sleep, I want to work, etc. This has come up for me a few times since I started discussing here this week. My first thought in response was a "I don't have time to do all this" sort SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8379: wtf? no. that doesn't follow at all. a fair number of people think you're a horrible failure if you don't get into and attend an Ivy League college and graduate summa cum laude. I think that's crap. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Mrs Christine McNulty Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8333: >Imagine someone wants to fly a plane. >Does he jump in the cockpit right away and take off? No, he'll probably die (if he even gets it in the air at all). >Has he quit because he doesn't do that? No, he needs to work out how to do it Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> I want to explain how - and why. > > Will someone give me a platform? this is a platform. you're welcome to post here. curi Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
Mrs Christine McNulty Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8378 when you consider basically everyone a horrible failure, wouldn't pretty much ANY criterion for declaring people a horrible failure seem accurate to you? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8333: >Ok, but a period not posting isn't a good measure that they are not engaging. it's roughly 100% effective as a measure based on what i've seen IRL. this applies even when people are engaging in discussion of FI ideas a bit in some non Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8370 > that showed some kinda error in judgement about what you expected other people to find non-notable and instantly agree with. I wouldn't say I *expect* agreement on the other things I don't go into. Rather, I expect disagreement on the SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
great point. more to lose = more to lose IF YOU DON'T MAKE PROGRESS. you automatically lose if you don't make progress because problems are inevitable so you always need rapid progress or you're fucked. so if you have a lot to lose, that's incen Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
quote from #8314: >Rand's life, Trump's life, Hitler's life, my life, and a crack whore's life are (or were) all problematic. True, but misses the point. Some people have a lot more to lose than others. They have a lot more to lose because they've Mysterious person Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
the post is from 2003. here: http://fallibleideas.com/essays/taking-children-seriously Anonymous [Excerpt] Parenting TCS is the true parenting 2017/02/05
the TCS link is dead Anonymous [Excerpt] Parenting TCS is the true parenting 2017/02/05
> The relevant part from #8343 that passage was already discussed above. the reason for writing that was already talked about above. you are not expressing any criticism of that reasoning. you're re-expressing an initial position (you already wrote Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
when you make an argument which assumes premises in passing, instead of clearing laying them out as potentially controversial or worthy of any explanation/argument, it suggests you expect those premises to be accepted. when you act like something i Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8368 was me. Forgot to sign. SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8365 >>> Your posting style is one of the problems. >> >> This was addressed to anon in #8339. > > what about the posting style? From #8339 > some things you haven't said are any actual problems with criticism (or public discussion or wha Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> I think the idea of assuming someone is very conventional and criticising them for conventional mistakes until convinced otherwise (rather than pointing out mistakes when they happen) is very problematic. I think it's better to focus on the mistakes Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8361 > #8354 this comment is boring due to lack of examples. it accuses some unspecified authors of making some mistakes with zero quotes of any text SN alleges makes the mistake. I didn't think it was controversial to say (in #8354): > An appr SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> Your posting style is one of the problems. > This was addressed to anon in #8339. what about the posting style? curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> > 1) you should not make assumptions about who wrote this or that it's the same anonymous as any other anonymous comment. >> I didn't. > stop writing "you" a lot then. it sounds like you're making assumptions about who is who. and it's often SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8357 > The method (read Rand, try to understand it yourself) basically doesn't work. Engaging with other people who've read Rand helps dramatically. >Why? Because errors come up as you read -- e.g. misunderstandings -- and you're trying to deal wi SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> If you've got better phrasing other than talking my ideas as "them", what is it? you could talk in terms of reform, self-improvement, learning better ideas and problem solving. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8354 this comment is boring due to lack of examples. it accuses some unspecified authors of making some mistakes with zero quotes of any text SN alleges makes the mistake. this reminds me of all the times people say i write mean/bad/whatever stuff curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04

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