rePost::The meme of honourable death : Greg Laden’s Blog

I heard this about a month ago uttered multiple times by friends: Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional. I feel that this is quoted somewhere but that doesn’t subtract from its validity. You always have a choice. You always can say no.  You can always say yes. I’ve always hated and basked on the feeling […]

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rePost:: Less Wrong: Let them eat cake: Interpersonal Problems vs Tasks

Nice post on the difference between tasks and problems, very generalizable. to most facets of decision making/problem solving etc. When I read Alicorn’s post on problems vs tasks, I immediately realized that the proposed terminology helped express one of my pet peeves: the resistance in society to applying rationality to socializing and dating. In a […]

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rePost::We’re more likely to behave ethically when we see rivals behaving badly : Cognitive Daily

So it appears that all three of our initial questions about why we cheat play into real-world cheating. We’re influenced by our chances of getting caught, by how much attention we’re paying to the ethical issues involved, and whether or not people like us are doing it. And we reserve special disdain for our rivals, […]

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