The next installment of the Polling Thread.
This is your chance to ask your multiple choice question you always wanted to throw in. Get qualified numeric feedback to your comments. Post fun polls.
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Mark Mansons Most Important Question of Your Life prompted this poll.
From the article (bold by me):
So the question of this poll is: Which pain(s) are you prepared to bear? Each pain can be rated independently between 0.0 (you can't or wouldn't want to stand any of this pain) and 1.0 (you are prepared and/or willing to stand any pain (of this kind) necessary to achieve you goals). The values don't have to sum to anything. You could anwer 0.0 always to indicate that you don't want any pain of any kind at all.
(The first poll options are extracted from Mark Mansons article)
I took the freedom to add the following options for a more broad range of human experience:
Added by VAuroch:
Did I miss any? You may add them.
I appreciate quantifying gut feelings as probabilities, but I have no idea what that's supposed to mean here. What is the probability that I will be in a given state of pain at a given moment in time? What's my subjective credence to the notion that I would enjoy this sort of pain? When I have the option of obtaining this sort of pain, what is the probability I will accept?
I had ratings from 1.0 to 0.0 with an average of .55 (I don't have the required 2 Karma to vote, but its alright). Anyway, I would say I'm middle of the road. In the right area I am willing to take risks and a few of these I've done. I had my share of no go areas and my areas where I would go full bore for the possibility of success.
I'm only age 22, and I don't have lots of life experience. So, I don't know how pleasing the rewards of such hardships would be, nor do I have a model of how much pain would go into this. However, reading through the scenarios seemed awful, so I rated my willingness to go through with them very low relative to the median response.
I'd be more interested in the same poll restricted to prime over the age of at least forty, asking along the lines of whether the rewards of hardship were so great they'd be willing to go through the pain again.
My idea would be that the pains one is prepared to bear would change over time. I'd guess that the willingness to take large risks is highest during adolescence (esp. for males).
But at least for me I can't clearly see this trend. I'm 41 now and
a) my willingness to bear the pains of parenthood hasn't changed - actually I'd rather bear it even more now.
b) I was never much of a risk-taker and this hasn't changed much over time.
c) My willingness for infinite study hasn't changed either.
But your mileage may vary.
These are important additions. Added.
I took the question as "how willing are you to suffer each of these, for some unspecified goal that you really want", but if "you don't want to suffer any pain at all" is an option people might take I may have misinterpreted the question, particularly considering how low the scores are for many of these options.
Number of questions does not match number of forms.
Thanks. Fixed. Music poll was missing.
Discussion of this thread goes here; all other top-level comments should be polls or similar.
I dislike the "you must take all polls to make a poll" constraint. We don't have a "you must read all the comments to make a comment" constraint do we? (I would make a poll to see if others agree with me but I don't want to have to take all the polls in this thread.)
The point is to reduce selection bias.