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Resist the Happy Death Spiral

Okay, was the voting down because I posted this, or in response to the article? Just curious since no one explained...

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Thanks for your help. You can delete this thread if you'd like.

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I'm new to reading this blog and am slowly going through the sequences. Eliezer, I'm enjoying your writings a lot and they are really helping to change my way of thinking.

A thought I had while reading this and figured I'd ask for other thoughts:

To worship a phenomenon because it seems so wonderfully mysterious, is to worship your own ignorance.

I know people who are perfectly content to "worship their own ignorance." Why do you think they don't value knowing enough to go further? Is it just because they have hit a semantic roadblock and don't realize it?

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And how do I unretract my comment? haha