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17 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 September 2008 06:02AM

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Comment author: Ben_Jones 24 September 2008 09:47:00AM 0 points [-]

To move forward, you have to strike a balance between dismissing your past self out of hand [...] versus identifying with your past self to a degree that averts Tsuyoku Naritai

Nail, head. Well said sir.

I think that if there's anything one should strive to remember from youth, it's just how easy it is to accept assumption as fact. How sure was I that God was in the sky looking down at me? As sure as it's possible to be. And I try to remember that yes, it was me who believed that. Keeps me honest about the likelihood of my current beliefs.