Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

dbaupp comments on [Link] Reddit, help me find some peace I'm dying young - Less Wrong

22 Post author: Konkvistador 18 August 2012 03:17PM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (181)

You are viewing a single comment's thread.

Comment author: dbaupp 18 August 2012 03:36:44PM *  16 points [-]

Ugh. The top comment seems to fall into all the traps of someone rationalising their mortality, and it has received so much positive feedback too! :(

(And also they clearly don't properly know what they are talking about: calling it "cryogenics" and saying the vague and awkwardly phrased "it's been debunked by science".)

Comment author: DanPeverley 21 August 2012 12:02:40AM 2 points [-]

I felt somewhat phygish when I went into that little chain and started down-voting with a passion after following your link. I guess I would have done the same if I had found such blatant deathism on my own, but it feels weird. Eh, it's an emotional problem, not a logical one.