Will (apparently) needs regular psychological relief, or something.

Why do you say that? Clearly all of this drama and so on was explicitly intended. And I've remained calm the whole time. People close to me can attest that I've been psychologically healthy for the past many months. Do you think there are any clear indicators that I need psychological relief, other than that I'm explicitly trying to lose credibility? Do you think trying to lose credibility is always a strong sign of incorrect beliefs or psychological problems? If so, to what extent is that because it's merely correlated with other, generally undesirable traits?

You are being oppositional. Whether it is for reasons recreational, delusional, psychological, educational, or other is something I wonder about but do not know.

I have a friend who is bipolar (manic depressive.) I was around when he had a break that put him (voluntarily) in the psych ward taking drugs that risked doing permanent nerve damage and made his mind, he said, feel like scrambled eggs, just because he thought this gave him a better chance of ever 'coming back."

I didn't know where he was headed in the weeks before, even though his wife did. ... (read more)

0Multiheaded8yI was going to say about how I'm sorry, didn't mean any insult, how I saw and heard some evidence for that judgment around here before... but ah, screw it, everyone can plainly see that I'm trying to act like an RPG hero, negotiating conflicts with the most authority and Deep Wisdom that his (my) dialogue options allow. ;)

This post is for sacrificing my credibility!

by Will_Newsome 1 min read2nd Jun 2012347 comments


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Don't worry, there won't be future posts like this, so you don't have to delete my LessWrong account, and anyway I could make another, and another.

But since you've dared to read this far:

Credibility. Should you maximize it, or minimize it? Have I made an error?


Don't be shallow, don't just consider the obvious points. Consider that I've thought about this for many, many hours, and that you don't have any privileged information. Whence our disagreement, if one exists?