I know I posted before that I didn't think I got that much out of the sequences. But now I'm studying philosophy and a lot of questions that I used to think were very challenging now are questions that I can answer. In particular, I manage to dissolve a lot of philosophical paradoxes or arguments much quicker than I used to be able to. This gives me more time to devote to my other subjects.

I also think that some of the rationality discussion has helped to improve some of my decisions, but it is very hard to pin point which.

In particular, I manage to dissolve a lot of philosophical paradoxes or arguments much quicker than I used to be able to.

Any particular approach you would like to cite there? I've found Peirce's pragmatic maxim to be a good shorthand for a lot of that. "This is just word games with bad definitions."

How has lesswrong changed your life?

by mstevens 1 min read31st Mar 201557 comments

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I've been wondering what effect joining lesswrong and reading the sequences has on people.

How has lesswrong changed your life?

What have you done differently?

What have you done?