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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: Silhalnor 04 November 2015 09:26:44PM 0 points [-]

So, is my goal in explaining this stuff to someone to maximize efficiency at achieving their goals (warm fuzzies), or to maximize efficiency at achieving my goals (charity)? (Or maybe I want warm fuzzies and the lawyer wants charity, whatever.)

Comment author: DSimon 01 February 2016 12:51:46AM 0 points [-]

The lawyer wants both warm fuzzies and charitrons, but has conflated the two, and will probably get buzzkilled (and lose out on both measures) if the distinction is made clear. The best outcome is one where the lawyer gets to maximize both, and that happens at the end of a long road that begins with introspection about what warm fuzzies ought to mean.