[SEQ RERUN] Aiming at the Target

by MinibearRex 1 min read7th Oct 201217 comments


Today's post, Aiming at the Target was originally published on 26 October 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


When you make plans, you are trying to steer the future into regions higher in your preference ordering.

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