"Requires non-mental effort" does NOT imply that no mental effort is required.

The quip points out that nerds (and most local rationalists are nerds) are perfectly fine with spending a lot of mental energy on things of interest, but are generally loath to engage in intense exercise and/or tolerate physical discomfort and pain.

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by MrMind 1 min read25th Jul 2016133 comments


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