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mattnewport comments on Beware of Other-Optimizing - Less Wrong

79 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 10 April 2009 01:58AM

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Comment author: mattnewport 10 April 2009 04:46:23AM 2 points [-]

I have a tendency to divide activities into "things I want to do" and "things I do because other people make me do them", and I try to optimize the former at the expense of the latter.

Sounds like a description of the discounting principle. You'd think that being aware of it should help to avoid it but of course it's not that simple.