Sometimes I read articles and I need to put my thoughts somewhere. Why not here?
1 Spencer Greenberg on intrinsic vs. instrumental values, overconfidence, and how to actually update beliefs.
Host: Robert Wiblin Guest: Spencer Greenberg
PhD in Applied Mathematics, develops software for mental well-being, founder of ClearerThinking and EffectiveAltruism.
A robot for psychological counselling.
That is what my psychologist was telling me about.
That is when you associate something bad with something good. Spencer is doing workouts while watching TV shows.
Associate certain things with happy thoughts.
"Tea exists in the world, it's such a wonderful thing!"
Are something we value for themselves. This is opposed to instrumental values, which are mostly valuable for the effect they make.
Like that job offer by Biden's administration, that they have put on the White House website.
That is almost like UNIX security: oga.
That helps people work together even if they do not know each other.
A huge number of punishers!
1.13 Value traps.
Pursue the value without actually getting an intrinsic value out of it. Particular case: you associate something with an intrinsic value because it used to be associated. Particular case: you had a false belief that it was your value. Example: not having enough money reduced your autonomy, and you keep searching for money since.
When you are learning bullshit.
1.15 Doing something unproductive while feeling that you are doing something productive is the most non-productive thing ever.
1.16 Intuition pump
Diminishing returns on scaling own's emotions for larger scale. One person suffers: bad, ten people suffer: worse, million people suffer: ah, so bad, but you cannot scale your emotion.
1.17 Goal factoring
Algorithm: questioning the goal "why do I want it?".
Because A, B, C.
Is there another plan that brings you A, B, C?
This is what makes you find those A, B, C, that are leaves in your value system.
It may mislead you from your true intrinsic values.
1.22 the EA community is especially susceptible to is this,not drawing clear distinctions between these like my intrinsic value,with what I think my intrinsic value should be, versus what I think the universal truth about intrinsic values are, and those are different things and you should understand that
1.29 how likely would I be to see this evidence if my hypothesis is true, compared to if it’s false?
1.30 So that actually raises the bar pretty high because if you’re a psychologist trying to discover some new thing about psychology, you’re competing against people’s pretty well-honed, intuitive psychology detectors that they have really … Not only are they pretty well-honed, but they are getting feedback all the time. I’m like, “Oh, I mis-predicted my friend, and now my friend’s angry at me,” and that kind of thing.
2 77 skills of excellent time managers.
3 Sasha Galitsky Don't cry, mama.
It's a bit hard of a book, although it does leave a bit of hope.
What I remember on the next day?
It's a very short book, actually. You can read it in an hour or two.
What is promising is that if you want to keep being young, you can do that for quite a long time.
Apart from that, most of the ideas I have already seen.
Maybe one of the thoughts that I should still keep in mind is that life is still as cruel as before.