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9 Post author: Elo 28 December 2016 01:33AM

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Comment author: peter_hurford 29 December 2016 06:48:32PM 0 points [-]

This is pretty cool -- I like the write-up. I don't mean to pry into your life, but I would find it interesting to see an example of how you answer these questions. It would help me internalize the process more.

Comment author: Elo 29 December 2016 10:35:11PM 0 points [-]

I had about a thousand words of examples that I had generated but they were really rubbish and irrelevant. (http://bearlamp.com.au/the-ladder-of-abstraction-and-giving-examples/)

Exploration for me at the moment is spending lots of time having rationality conversations with people - usually in person. Then when I generate great ideas and insights and solutions to problems that people have I come home and exploit that knowledge by writing it down and sharing it with people and honing my set of published writing.