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20 Post author: lukeprog 26 November 2011 08:05AM

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Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 30 April 2013 04:42:41AM *  1 point [-]

Thousands of hours sounds like the right order of magnitude to me (in light of e.g. the 10,000 hour rule), but maybe it looks more like half an hour every day for twelve years.

Comment author: ChrisHallquist 30 April 2013 04:48:57AM 0 points [-]

10,000 hours is for expertise. While expertise is nice, any given individual has limited time and has to make some decisions about what they want to be an expert in. Claiming that everyone (or even everyone who wants to figure out what's true) ought to be an expert in rationality seems to be in conflict with some of what Luke says in chapters 2 and 3, particularly:

I know some people who would be more likely to achieve their goals if they spent less time studying rationality and more time, say, developing their social skills.