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


This fact should be added in FAQ related to voting.

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

Hi! i am new and don't know where to ask this question exactly, so I'm asking here..

how do you vote on articles and comments? i can't figure out how!!

(i hope I'm not noticing some obvious button and be embarrassed)

Feeling Rational

I don't think this covers the role of emotions in regard to instrumental rationality. The most negative consequences of emotions are how they control our behavior inspite of knowing the rational thing to do based on rational beliefs. I think there is far more merit to the idea of being able to completely control your emotions than you credit. Using emotions as a driving factor for motivation is counterproductive in many situations because you are not in control of how and how much they affect you.

I think you've wrongly interpreted being in control of your emotions to being emotionless.