A short heuristic for self inquiry:
write down things you think are true about important areas of your life
produce counter examples
write down your defenses/refutations of those counter examples
come back later when you are less defensive and review whether your defenses were reasonable
if not, why not? whence the motivated reasoning? what is being protecting from harm?
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7th Aug 2019
Crossposted from the
AI Alignment Forum
. May contain more technical jargon than usual.