All of JohnC2015_duplicate0.34499772964045405's Comments + Replies

Using humility to counteract shame

This is a must read! A lot of people are reacting negatively to avoid shame. But more often than not, humility is being left behind.

I agree, 100%, that true humility is the antidote of shame. One has to admit any wrongdoing and learn from any lesson that it brings.

Thanks! :)

Positivity Thread :)

hahaha..Well, what can I say? The title says it all - this is "Anything that makes you happy" LOL :)

The spirit of the rules will always be there, you just have to play with them :)

This is a fun, informative read! :)

Religious and Rational?

Well, being religious and at the same time rational is really hard to merge. However, I totally agree with you when you say - rationality can be useful for a religious person is in the living of our daily lives. :)

Making a "good" decision is different from making the "right" decision, but these 2 can be achieved in one decision making.

This article says it all! A very good read! Thanks!

The Value of Those in Effective Altruism

I am new to EA and this article together with the inputs I am getting with Gleb, everything seems to be clearer.

For now, I can personally say that I am transformed from a typical EA member (just someone who listen and read about EA-related articles) into a dedicated EA member (active and participative) .

Thank you all, guys! :)

The Sally-Anne fallacy

The term, Sally-Anne fallacy, can be used to many situations as indicated in your article.

I find you article really interesting and very informative. Of course, anyone can argue that it's not simply because you believe that thing, that thing is true. The Sally-Anne fallacy is indeed a cause of biased counter arguments, if not being addressed upon accordingly.

A worthwhile read!

9 Strategies for Effective Donors

Thanks, Gleb! The 9 strategies are well-explained and really helpful.

I personal believe that "Being Intentional" is the start of everything. As you pointed out, when one figures out his/her aims and strategies for giving, everything will seem to be on track to achieving its goals though their acts of generosity.

Of course, it should lead us to the last strategy of "Being Proud". One should be eager to share his/her act of kindness to motivate others to do so.

A must read! :)

Welcome to Less Wrong! (8th thread, July 2015)

Hi Less Wrong,

I am John Chavez from the Philippines. I'm a part-time teacher in a community college, teaching computer hardware servicing and maintenance to out-of-school youths.

As I take much value on helping others in my community and reach out to people who needs help, I came to know about Intentional Insights on Facebook, which leads me here in Less Wrong. I have been here for a while reading several published articles. There are a lot of articles here that I really love to read, although I must admit that there are a few that I found confusing and I d... (read more)

Outreach Thread

I hope that someday I would be able to organize an outreach and share it here in your outreach thread.

Newsjacking for Rationality and Effective Altruism

Congrats on your article being published in TIME - not everyone has the chance of doing it! :) By the way, the 5 steps are simply amazing! Great ideas.

Rationality 101 - how would you introduce a person to the rationalist concepts? What are the best topics to learn/explain first?

As a newbie on Rationality, your idea of making YouTube videos should be great! Well, I suggest you'll start with the definition of terms and how the terms are being different from the norms. Since the target audience age bracket is 14 -17 yrs old, it would be better to present it with several illustrations, but not to that point that it's becoming comical.

Looking forward to this. Please notify me. :)

Outreach Thread

I hope that one day I will be able to organize an outreach providing community support to inspire others. One good deed after another. Who knows how many we can reach out! :)

Newsjacking for Rationality and Effective Altruism

Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts. Honestly, I never thought that "newsjacking" exists until now. You pointed out great ideas and would love to read more articles from you.

Welcome to Less Wrong! (8th thread, July 2015)

Hi Less Wrong,

I am John Chavez from the Philippines. I'm a part-time teacher in a community college, teaching computer hardware servicing and maintenance to out-of-school youths.

As I take much value on helping others in my community and reach out to people who needs help, I came to know about Intentional Insights on Facebook, which leads me here in Less Wrong. I have been here for a while reading several published articles. There are a lot of articles here that I really love to read, although I must admit that there are a few that I found confusing and I ... (read more)

0Gleb_Tsipursky6yGlad you're joining LW, John! Nice to see another volunteer and part-time contractor for Intentional Insights join LW :-) It's definitely a nice place to develop rationality, and don't be put off by the occasional roughness of the commentary here. For the rest of LW folks, I want to clarify that John volunteers at Intentional Insights for about 45 hours, and gets paid as a virtual assistant to do various administrative tasks for about 20 hours.
3SquirrelInHell6yHi John! From what you have described, I think it could be a better experience for you if you start with the more structured reading, which is (at the moment) best provided by Eliezer's "From AI To Zombies" [https://intelligence.org/2015/03/12/rationality-ai-zombies/]. You can download it for free if you follow the link. It may seem long, but it's well worth the read.