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An underrated and little understood virtue in our culture. 

And a nice summary with many good, non-obvious and practical points. I've done a lot of what you describe in the section on process, and can testify to its effectiveness.

I'd be curious to hear any examples you have of integrity-maintaining examples of playing a role (which are non-obvious, and where a more simple high integrity approach might naively think one simply shouldn't play the role). 

I'm curious, what countries have and haven't seen substantial focus on hand hygiene?

We have that here in Canada.

Also I somehow keep not giving holidays proper respect.


I thought you were an advocate of the Sabbath? 😉

"Free Day", while perhaps not the best option overall, has the merit that these days involving freeing the part of you that communicatess through your gut (and through what you feel like doing). During much of our working (and non-working) week, that part is overridden by our mind's sense of what we have to do. 

By contrast, in OP's Recovery Days this part is either:

(a) doing the most basic recharging before it can do things it positively feels like and enjoys, or

(b) overridden or hijacked by addictive behaviours that it doesn't find as roundly rewarding as Free Day activities.

Addiction can also be seen as a lack of freedom. 

I agree about the names. 'Rest' days are particularly confusing, since recovery days involve a lot of rest. A main characteristic of 'rest' days instead seems to doing what you feel like and following your gut.

Yes, it seems more reasonable to treat it as evidence of upper bound. Still weak evidence IMO, due to the self-reporting of perceived symptoms.

They say they haven't accounted for sampling bias, though, which makes me doubt the methodology overall, as sampling bias could be huge over 90 day timespans.


Yes, the article doesn't describe the exact methodology, but they could be well deriving the percentages from people who choose to self-report how they're doing after 30 and 90 days. These would be far more likely to be people who still feel unwell. 

As a separate point, and I'm skirting around using the word "hypochondria" here, asking people is they still feel unwell or have symptoms a month or three after first contracting covid is going to get some fairly subjective answers. All in all I don't think this particular study tells us much about the likelihood of covid causing permanent damage.


That plus it's a more intelligent than average community with shared knowledge and norms of rationality. This is why I personally value LessWrong and am glad it's making something of a comeback.

These aren't letters from charities, asking for your money for themselves (even if they then spend some or most or all of it on others). If you get a stock letter signed by the president of Charity X, who you don't know, saying they hope your family is well, that's quite different.

Yep - we were thinking Dec 31st, but we've now decided to make it Jan 31st as some student EA groups have said they'd like to share it in their newsletters after students return from the holidays.

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