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Dorikka comments on Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Dorikka 30 March 2011 05:10:38PM 4 points [-]

I would have made this into a longer post, but it works much better appended to this one:

It's clear that you can't just make willpower appear with a snap of your fingers, so I consider fuzzies to be utilons for many human utility functions. However, utilitarians have it even better -- if they get fuzzies by giving fuzzies to someone else, they get to count all of the fuzzies generated as utilons. I urge people focused on being effective utilitarians to keep this in mind if they feel like they're running low on fuzzies.

Comment author: Regex 11 October 2015 06:05:04PM 0 points [-]

I think you meant they should count all the utilons generated as fuzzies?