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How likely is it to change someone's mind when they're wrong, and how likely when they were right?

I was introduced to LW with a link and an endorsement that probably appeals more to the little boy in me than the little girl in others: "it's like martial arts for your mind."

Any thoughts on a 5 second sales pitch for women?

Silly example from my life. When I was three, I liked a girl named Katy in my Sunday school class. My greatest fear was that someone else would know. So I decided that I would be mean to Katy. I also realized that if I treated her differently, someone might read into that that I liked her. So I started treating all the girls in my Sunday school class horribly. And kept it going (consistency bias) until I was twelve. There were so many times that I wasn't even sure myself if I liked or hated girls, since I always said I hated them, even though I had crushes on most of the ones I knew.

Treadmill desk. Set between one and two miles per hour.

I can see that, though I took it more as advice not to fall prey to writing your bottom line first.

Probably. I heard his routine for the first time this week, and he about lost me when he talked bad about statistics, but then won me over when he explained how a little knowledge makes us stupider, and his problem is with how stats are misused. I figured people'd read more than the first line before voting. C'est la vie.

3cody-bryce11y
Various poorly-attributed quotes would point out that this way of going about uses statistics like a drunk uses a lamppost -- for support, not illumination.
4Estarlio11y
I don't see how this is particularly insightful in all honesty. Just seems like cheer-leading for the most people are stupid crowd.
2JoshuaZ11y
There's a valid point to this quote, about the problem of using statistics and other data to support a bottom line. But that's not to say that "stats" themselves are stupid, and I suspect that's why this is being downvoted.

Each new skill needs to be a challenge. Ideally, a very easy challenge.

Once they let the cat out of the bag this is true. Da Vinci understood how to keep a secret.

First off, I want to state that I agree heavily with this.

I teach driver's education and want to add that what has helped my driving the most has been the mere repetition of truisms ("don't drink and drive", "look where you're going while backing up", "think about what you're doing", "check you're blind spot before moving over", etc.) and the knowledge that a crash resulting from these types of failures would be especially low status for me. When I'm tempted to keep driving late at night vs. pulling over at the next ... (read more)

"Keeper" relationships must be antifragile.

Agreed. I don't really care how good someone is to be around when things are good, if they're bad to be with when things are bad. When things are bad is when they're the most needed.