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Eliezer_Yudkowsky comments on The curse of identity - Less Wrong

125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 November 2011 07:35:35PM 34 points [-]

I don't try to not seek status, I try to channel my status-seeking drive into things that will actually be useful.

Comment author: sark 17 November 2011 08:54:47PM 12 points [-]

In other words you try to legislate your actions. But your subconscious will find loopholes and enforcement will slip.

Comment author: [deleted] 18 November 2011 12:01:01AM 8 points [-]

Can you give some examples?

Comment author: Giles 17 November 2011 10:36:37PM 0 points [-]

Mod parent up as much as possible.