Hazard's Shortform Feed

From Gwern's about page:

I personally believe that one should think Less Wrong and act Long Now, if you follow me.

Possibly my favorite catch-phrase ever :) What do I think is hiding there?

  • Think Less Wrong
    • Self anthropology- "Why do you believe what you believe?"
    • Hugging the Query and not sinking into confused questions
    • Litany of Tarski
    • Notice your confusion - "Either the story is false or you model is wrong"
  • Act Long Now
    • Cultivate habits and practice routines that seem small / trivial on a day/week/month timeline, but will result in you
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7Hazard2moWhat am I currently doing to Act Long Now? (Dec 4th 2019) * Switching to Roam [http://roamresearch.com/]: Though it's still in development and there are a lot of technical hurdles to this being a long now move (they don't have good import export, it's all cloud hosted and I can't have my own backups), putting ideas into my roam network feels like long now organization for maximized creative/intellectual output over the years. * Trying to milk a lot of exploration out of the next year before I start work, hopefully giving myself springboards to more things at points in the future where I might not have had the energy to get started / make the initial push. * Being kind. * Arguing Politics* With my Best Friends [https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/n4ukoQzkgbAqpzqb5/argue-politics-with-your-best-friends] What am I currently doing to think Less Wrong? * Writing more has helped me hone my thinking. * Lot's of progress on understanding emotional learning [https://www.lesswrong.com/s/BP8vfvg5RhXsBERX9] (or more practically, how to do emotional unlearning) allowing me to get to a more even keeled center from which to think and act. * Getting better at ignoring the bottom line [https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/34XxbRFe54FycoCDw/the-bottom-line] to genuinely consider what the world would be like for alternative hypothesis.
4mr-hire2moThis is a great list! I'd be curious about things you are currently doing to act short now and think more wrong as well. I often find I get a lot out of such lists.

Act Short Now

  • Sleeping in
  • Flirting more

Think More Wrong

  • I longer buy that there's a structural difference between math/the formal/a priori and science/the empirical/ a posteriori.
  • Probability theory feels sorta lame.

Hazard's Shortform Feed

by Hazard 1 min read4th Feb 2018214 comments


In light of reading through Raemon's shortform feed, I'm making my own. Here will be smaller ideas that are on my mind.