As one gets older and more successful, one gets less status-anxious.

Which is why you're spending time assuring us that you're high-status?

Ilya's comments about status could indeed be explained by the hypothesis that he's attempting some kind of sneaky second-order status manoeuvre. They could also be explained by his meaning what he says and genuinely not caring much (consciously or otherwise) about status here on LW. To me, the second looks at least as plausible as the first.

More precisely: I doubt anyone is ever completely 100% unaffected by status considerations; the question is how much; Ilya's claim is that in this context the answer is "negligibly"; and I suggest that that co... (read more)

Open thread, Nov. 23 - Nov. 29, 2015

by MrMind 1 min read23rd Nov 2015258 comments


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