Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Taking Integrity Literally by Ben Hoffman (Compass Rose) – Defending Kant. Fight the murderer or shut the door but don’t become the sort of person who considers lying. Honesty is optimal in healthy environments. Thoughts on unhealthy environments. How Ben started to become honest about how late he would be. Not lying to yourself or others.

How I Found Fixed The Root Problem Behind My Depression And Anxiety After 20 Years by Kaj Sotala – Finding the root cause: self-concept. How to cultivate lovable self-concepts (ex: bravery). Consider memories where you lived up to the concept of being brave. Also consider cases where you failed. Integrating the positives and negatives into a healthy whole. Positive benefits the author experienced: professional success, emotional landscape improvement, negative emotions disappeared. Expected relationship changes. Lots of personal history details throughout.

Misc:

I Cant Be Your Hero Im Too Busy Being Super by Jim Stone (ribbonfarm) – “But people don’t generally take on the burdens of inauthenticity without good reason. Often it’s because they want to occupy social roles that allow them to get their physical and psychological needs met, and other people won’t let them play those roles unless they are the right kind of person. Sometimes people put on masks simply to secure the role of “community member” or “citizen” or “human being”.”

Podcast:

On Becoming A Better Person by Waking Up with Sam Harris – “David Brooks. His book The Road to Character, the importance of words like “sin” and “virtue,” self-esteem vs. self-overcoming, the significance of keeping promises, honesty, President Trump.”

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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