Notes on Mental Security

by SquirrelInHell30th Dec 20172 comments


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I've noticed that your writing tends to be very abstract and gestures towards ideas with a lot of potential impact on instrumental rationality, but often doesn't spell things out in a concrete way. Do you think you could add examples and, in general, try to say things explicitly instead of hinting at them?

Sounds like a reasonable complaint.

A part of the reason is that I keep my writing very low-energy, because otherwise I wouldn't care to make it happen at all. But yeah, this is fixable if I figure out how to make concrete writing more fun.

Another part is that "hinting at interesting and valuable directions to think" is often my ideal goal. There's a already a bunch of rationalists running around handing out free gun upgrades, resulting in a lot of people being able to shoot themselves in the foot with more power and precision than ever before.