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35 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 September 2007 08:01PM

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Comment author: buybuydandavis 22 September 2011 11:06:28AM 1 point [-]

Ignore is a perfectly fine option. Although "bookmark" might be a better option.

But either way, thinking and understanding can be as much of a obsessive compulsive, maladaptive behavior as anything else. It's certainly one of my maladies, and I doubt I am alone on that score around here.

Comment author: bjfar 10 December 2012 10:24:05PM 0 points [-]

"Maladaptive" is subjective though. One's utility function may be such that their utility is only increased by explaining/understanding things. Of course if you mean that this drive supercedes eating and drink (I exaggerate), so that you undermine your ability to increase this utility in the long run, then I of course agree.