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Comment author: Normal_Anomaly 20 January 2011 01:56:46AM *  0 points [-]

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Well, I think I would prefer to optimize for ability to perceive reality. But I also think that would be more admirable, and I might be telling myself that's what I would do because that's the sort of person I want to be.

Comment author: Hul-Gil 14 June 2011 10:33:10PM *  2 points [-]

Seems like the only use for accurately perceiving reality is maximizing happiness, to me. See Bruce's post below:

"Anyone can easily imagine wanting to maximize perceiving reality correctly IN ORDER TO maximize one's happiness.

But one can't imagine wanting to maximize one's happiness IN ORDER TO maximize perceiving reality correctly."