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Comment author: Malevola 24 January 2012 11:35:33PM 14 points [-]

Less Wrong,

After lurking for about a week, I decided to register today. I have read some of the Sequences and a good many posts and comments. I am a life long agnostic who recently began to identify as atheist. I am interested in rationality for many reasons, however, my primary reason is that I'd like to learn more about rationality to help me get over my fear of death. A fear that I feel is very irrational, yet I am unable to shake it. I am 39, female and a mother, I have lots of college under my belt but no degree. I guess I never really cared about that. I am also a schizophrenic and that makes rationality quite challenging for me. (Not that it's not challenging for many people.)
I am looking forward to reading more of the Sequences and hope to be able to comment or post in the near future. I am glad I found this site. Thanks for your time.

Comment author: [deleted] 25 January 2012 11:01:53PM 6 points [-]

Welcome!

I am also a schizophrenic and that makes rationality quite challenging for me. (Not that it's not challenging for many people.)

I agree that rationality is challenging for many people, but your perspective may be unique, at least on LW. Please feel free to add your experience to the pot.

Comment author: Malevola 26 January 2012 12:29:37AM 2 points [-]

Thank you, GabrielDuquette. I hope what I add is worthwhile.